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Air Italy signs new partnerships with Finnair and El Al

Air Italy has made this announcement:

Air Italy is delighted to announce the signing of two Special Prorate Agreements (SPA) with key carriers Finnair and El Al.

Now, thanks to the agreement with Finnair, five new key destinations in Finland (Helsinki, Turku, Oulu, Kokkola and Rovaniemi) are all now available via Milan Malpensa for Air Italy passengers departing from our seven key airports in central & southern Italy (Rome, Naples, Palermo, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Cagliari and Olbia).

At the same time, Finnair’s customers have now the opportunity to fly to Air Italy’s African destinations, traveling from Finland via Milan Malpensa, and connect seamlessly to Dakar, Lagos, Accra, Sharm El-Sheikh and Cairo.

Simultaneously, with respect to El Al, Air Italy’s passengers arriving in Milan Malpensa from North America will now be able to connect with El Al to land in Tel Aviv while El Al’s customers departing from Tel Aviv can now easily reach Air Italy’s North American destinations via Milan Malpensa.

Moreover, from Tel Aviv, El Al’s passengers can also connect to Air Italy’s domestic network from Malpensa to the key cities and towns of central and southern Italy such as Rome, Naples, Palermo, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Cagliari and Olbia.

 

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Finnair flies its first “Push for change” biofuel flights from San Francisco to Helsinki

Finnair has made this announcement:

Finnair today announced that it will fly the first biofuel flights backed by its “Push for change” carbon decreasing initiative this week.

On both August 5th and 7th, the Finnair flight departing San Francisco Airport bound for Helsinki, Finland, will be flown with a biofuel mix of 12 percent, reducing the total C02 emissions for the two flights by approximately 32 tons.

“The launch of our Push for Change initiative was an important step for Finnair in order to provide our customers with the opportunity to conveniently offset or decrease the emissions from their travel,” says Arja Suominen, SVP, Communications & Corporate Responsibility at Finnair. “We have been pleased with the early phases of the initiative so far and we are now excited to move forward and fly our two first biofuel flights supported entirely by the Push for change contributions. We naturally hope that customers will be increasingly willing and interested in using the service in the future as well.”

Finnair’s biofuels partners in San Francisco are SkyNRG and World Energy; Shell Aviation has provided logistics and supply chain support for the project. The sustainable biofuel is produced from used cooking oil in California, which does not compete with food production or the agriculture industry.

Finnair to fly to Busan, South Korea

"Marinekko Kivet", delivered on September 22, 2017

Finnair has made this announcement:

Finnair continues to grow its Asian operations and adds Busan in South Korea as a new destination in summer 2020. Finnair will be the first and only airline connecting Busan to Europe with a non-stop flight.

In summer season 2020, Finnair will operate from Helsinki to Busan three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, starting on March 30th, 2020 (subject to regulatory approvals) with its modern Airbus A350 aircraft, with flights connecting smoothly to and from Finnair’s vast network of European destinations.

The addition of Busan into Finnair’s network connects over 100 European destinations with 20 destinations in Asia.

Busan (above) is South Korea’s second largest city with 3.5 million inhabitants. It is located on the south-eastern tip of the Korean Peninsula and is known for its beautiful scenery that combines mountains, rivers and the sea. It offers excellent beaches and great hiking trails in a temperate climate.

Finnair specialises in connecting Europe and Asia via the short Northern route through Helsinki, Finland, with timetables designed to support smooth transfers and short travel times.

Top Copyright Photo: Finnair Airbus A350-941 OH-LWL (msn 134) (Marinekko Kivet) HEL (Tony Storck). Image: 943563.

Finnair aircraft slide show:

Finnair to operate three weekly flights to new Beijing Daxing International Airport as of November 2019

Finnair has made this announcement:

Finnair will add capacity to Beijing with three weekly flights to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport, which opens for operation by September 30, 2019.

Finnair will operate to Beijing International DaxingAirport on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays as of November 3, 2019 with an Airbus A330 aircraft. The new frequencies are in addition to Finnair’s daily flights to Beijing Capital Airport.

Photo: Finnair. The new Finnair Business Lounge at the Helsinki hub.

The new frequencies connect smoothly to Finnair’s network of over 100 destinations in Europe, allowing travellers short flight times and convenient transfers via Helsinki.

Finnair operates to seven destinations in Greater China, and China is among Finnair’s top markets globally. This spring, Finnair announced codeshare collaborations with Juneyao Air and with China Southern, which brought 13 new Chinese destinations to Finnair’s customers.

Finnair to transfer their Delhi route cabin service to OSM Aviation

Finnair has made this announcement:

Finnair is expanding its cooperation with the Norway based OSM Aviation.

Cabin services in the Delhi route will be transferred to OSM Aviation during the last quarter of 2019. In the future OSM Aviation will be the cabin service provider for the route and all service will be in English. 85% of customers on the Delhi route are international.

The regional cabin crew, employed by Global Aviation and operating the cabin services on Delhi route, will be offered an option to transfer to OSM Aviation.

OSM Aviation has been responsible for the cabin services in Finnair’s Singapore and Hong Kong routes since 2015.

The change does not affect the current Finnair crew in Finland. Finnair has recruited 290 cabin crew members in Finland in 2018 alone. We have currently 2230 cabin crew members based in Finland and 180 local Finnair cabin crew members based in Korea, Japan and Spain.

OSM Aviation crew operating the cabin service on the Delhi route completes the Finnair trainings at Finnair Flight Academy in Finland.

Finnair and China Southern launch codeshare cooperation that brings five new destinations for Finnair customers in China

Finnair and China Southern Airlines have agreed on new codeshare partnership starting on  June 1, 2019. The cooperation includes the Finnair route between Guangzhou and Helsinki, and selected China Southern destinations in China.

The new codeshare partnership adds five new destinations to Finnair´s network in China, and customers will be able to connect with China Southern from Guangzhou to Changsha (CSX), Chongqing (CKG), Hangzhou (HGH), Nanjing (NKG), Sanya (SYX), Wenzhou (WNZ), Xiamen (XMN) and Xi´an (XIY).

In addition, China Southern code CZ will be added to Finnair flights from Helsinki to several popular destinations in Europe: Amsterdam (AMS), Billund (BLL), Copenhagen (CPH), Goteborg (GOT), London (LHR), Paris (CDG), Riga (RIX) and Stockholm (ARN).

The new codeshare flights can be booked from May 21, 2019 onwards.

Finnair recently moved to the new Terminal 2 in Guangzhou Baiyun Airport. Terminal 2 is optimised and designed for smooth transfer traffic. This this move also supports the codeshare collaboration between Finnair and China Southern, who offers extensive domestic connections from Guangzhou onwards.

Finnair starts codeshare cooperation with Juneyao Air, extending its network in China

Juneyao Air's first 787, in special Peony livery

Finnair and the Shanghai-based Juneyao Air have agreed on a new codeshare cooperation on the route operated by Juneyao Air and Finnair between Helsinki and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), as well as on selected Juneyao routes in China and selected Finnair routes in Finland. The new codeshare agreement adds eight new destinations to Finnair’s network in China.

From June 28, 2019 onwards Finnair customers can connect with Juneyao Air from Shanghai to Harbin, Shenyang, Dalian, Qingdao, Xi´an, Chongqing, Kunming, Xiamen and Fuzhou. In addition, the Finnair code will be added on Juneyao Air routes between Nanjing and Xi´an, Chongqing and Zhangjiajie. At the same time, Juneyao Air code will be added to Finnair´s route between Shanghai and Helsinki, and to Finnair’s domestic routes from Helsinki to Ivalo, Rovaniemi, Kemi, Kuopio and Oulu. The Finnish Lapland has become a popular destination for Chinese tourists.


These new codeshare flights can be booked from May 16, 2019.

In other news, Finnair yesterday celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first long-haul route to New York:

May 15 is the anniversary of our first long haul flight. We opened the route to New York 50 years ago. The flight to New York departed on May 15, 1969 at 10.30. The route anniversary was celebrated at Helsinki Airport.

Top Copyright Photo: Juneyao Air Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner B-1115 (msn 64312) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 943661.

Juneyao Airlines aircraft slide show: