Finnair and airberlin are to codeshare. The
cooperation in the first phase covers the routes between Germany
Finnair will place its code on airberlin flights
between Finland and Germany and beyond to Nürnberg, Hannover,
Köln, Salzburg in Austria and Palma de Mallorca in Spain.
airberlin will also place its code on all
Finnair services between Germany and Finland.
The codeshare will begin 31 October 2010.
For Finnair, cooperation with airberlin
will provide a stronger foothold in Central Europe, which will
support Finnair's Asian strategy significantly.
"airberlin's network covers the area of Europe
with the highest purchasing power. For airberlin customers the
cooperation will lead to numerous new, fast connections from
German-speaking Central Europe via Helsinki to Asia. Finnair will
provide for business passengers a competitive alternative, which
will boost Finnair´s corporate sales in an important market," said
Hannu Sundberg, Finnair's VP, Airline Partnerships.
For Finnair's Finnish customers, closer
cooperation with airberlin will also open up new destinations in
both German-speaking Europe and the Mediterranean area. airberlin
is Germany's second largest airline and Finnair's future oneworld
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