Finnair and TAP Portugal are launching codesharing cooperation on flights between Portugal and Finland.
The codesharing agreement begins on April 20. Customers can immediately make reservations with TAP Portugal and Finnair on the codeshare flights.
With this codeshare agreement, Finnair’s ‘AY’ code will be added to TAP Portugal’s direct flights between Lisbon and Helsinki. Finnair says Lisbon will be an attractive additional destination for Finnair customers, including customers flying to Europe via Helsinki from Finnair’s 11 Asian destinations.
Additionally, new connections between Helsinki and Lisbon will be made available through new combined codeshare services over intermediate points in Europe, such as Brussels, Amsterdam, Geneva and Zurich.
TAP Portugal’s ‘TP’ flight code will be added to the flights between Helsinki and these cities, and Finnair’s flight code added to the flights to and from Lisbon.
According to Finnair, the new codeshare services will bring further convenience to customers of both airlines by giving access to a wider flight selection range, one-ticket itineraries, consecutive boarding pass issuance and baggage through check-in.
TAP Portugal started direct operations between Lisbon and Helsinki in June 2010.
In operation since 1945 and a member of Star Alliance, TAP Portugal is the largest Portuguese airline. Its hub at Lisbon Airport is a key European gateway at the crossroads of Africa, North and South America and TAP is the largest international carrier between Europe and Brazil. The carrier’s network comprises 75 destinations in 34 countries.
Finnair, a member of the oneworld alliance, specializes in fast connections between Europe and 11 Asian destinations via Helsinki. The airline carries more than eight million passengers annually and flies to more than 65 destinations in Asia, Europe and the Americas.