Oneworld Alliance carriers Japan Airlines (JAL) and Finnair have decided to expand their existing codeshare agreement.
From August 1, JAL will put its ‘JL’ flight prefix on flights operated by Finnair between Helsinki and seven European cities: Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Brussels, Warsaw and Gothenburg. Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden and is a new addition to JAL’s network, which already covers 36 destinations in Europe.
Japan Airlines and Finnair first began codesharing in December 2005 and now offer passengers services on three routes that connect the Finnish capital to Japanese destinations Tokyo Narita, Osaka Kansai and Nagoya Chubu with 20 weekly flights.
Customers may also purchase from JAL tickets for Finnair-operated flights carrying the ‘JL’ flight code and linking the European cities of Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Frankfurt and Amsterdam with Helsinki.
As a result of extending their codeshare cooperation, JAL and Finnair now offer codeshare services to a total of 13 destinations on 15 routes.
Reservations and ticket sales for JAL’s new codeshared routes start on July 21.