Italian airline Meridiana and Finnair have begun code-sharing on direct flights between Helsinki and Italy and via various third-country European destinations.

Italian airline Meridiana and Finnair have begun code-sharing on direct flights between Helsinki and Italy and via various third-country European destinations.

The new agreement means Finnair can offer its passengers connections to Cagliari and Olbia in Sardinia, Palermo in Sicily, and Florence, to which Meridiana flies from the Finnair destinations of Amsterdam, Rome Fiumicino, and Paris Charles de Gaulle.


Italy's Meridiana, which has agreed a codeshare deal with Finnair, operates a fleet of four Airbus A319s and 18 McDonnell Douglas MD-82s/83s. Meridiana also has a sister airline, Eurofly, which operates eight Airbus A320s and four Airbus A330-200 widebodies

Italy's Meridiana, which has agreed a codeshare deal with Finnair, operates a fleet of four Airbus A319s and 18 McDonnell Douglas MD-82s/83s. Meridiana also has a sister airline, Eurofly, which operates eight Airbus A320s and four Airbus A330-200 widebodies

Meridiana’s route network will also expand through the code-share agreement, with the company able now to offer connections on Finnair’s flights to Helsinki from Rome and Milan as well as from Finnair summer destinations Pisa and Venice.

Palermo and Cagliari are the capital cities of Sicily and Sardinia respectively. Olbia is located close to the popular Costa Smeralda area on Sardinia’s northern coast, which has many magnificent beaches, high-quality tourism accommodation and services and golf courses. The Renaissance buildings and treasures of Florence make the city one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations.