Finnair Cargo has signed an agreement to
participate in IAG Cargo Partner Plus Program.
The Partner Plus Program is an enhanced version
of interline cooperation, which means that through this
partnership both IAG Cargo and Finnair are able to deliver
enhanced network connectivity to their customers, who will also
benefit through confirmed bookings and a higher on-load priority.
“This closer cooperation with IAG Cargo will
provide our customers better access to many markets beyond our own
network. This is an innovative way to grow reach and one that we
believe will prove mutually beneficial to IAG Cargo and
ourselves," said Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair.
Finnair Cargo customers will gain access to
markets in South and North America as well as Africa, as the
introduction of the IAG network connections offers expanded route
availability via London (LHR) and Madrid (MAD). For IAG Cargo the
addition of Finnair to the programme will provide additional
capacity across the globe, including to Finnair's strategic
destinations in North East Asia.
Steve Gunning, CEO of IAG Cargo, said, “The
benefit for customers is clear and with the addition of Finnair we
are now able to deliver enhanced connectivity to key destinations
through a partner that matches our values of customer service
excellence and operational reliability.”
In total, six carriers now form the Partner Plus
programme including Qatar Airways, Japan Airlines, the Avianca
group and American Airlines.
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