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  • Joe Breitfeller

airBaltic and SAS Extend Codeshare Partnership on Flights From Tampere to Oslo and Copenhagen

airBaltic and SAS have expanded their existing codeshare partnership to include flights from Tampere, Finland to Oslo and Copenhagen. Customers will now benefit from seamless connectivity to SAS’ global network via both cities.


airBaltic and SAS Launch Codeshare on Flights From Tampere to Oslo and Copenhagen - Courtesy airBaltic, SAS

On Monday (April 11, 2022), airBaltic announced an expansion of their codeshare partnership with SAS, which now includes flights from Tampere, Finland to Oslo and Copenhagen. Customers will now be able to seamlessly connect to SAS' global network via both cities. From May 2022, airBaltic will offer nonstop service from Tampere to Oslo, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Munich, Malaga and Rhodes, along with seamless connections through Riga.


In today’s announcment, airBaltic’s President and CEO, Martin Gauss, said,


“SAS is a strong connectivity provider globally, and a long-time partner of airBaltic. We are pleased to strengthen our partnership and the air traffic ties between Tampere and the world. We are looking forward to the partnership and through that offering better travel opportunities to the passengers around the world.”


Established in 1995, Air Baltic Corporation SA (airBaltic) is a joint stock company with most of the equity (97.03%) held by the Latvian state and the remaining 2.97 percent held by other shareholders. The airline Group also includes Air Baltic Training SIA, Loyalty Services SIA, Baltijas Kravu Centrs SIA and Crew Resources AS. One of the most punctual carriers in the world, the airline connects the Baltic region to over 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS with a fleet of 33 Airbus A220-300s.


SAS is the leading airline in Scandinavia, normally carrying over 30 million passengers annually from its main hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm to 125 destinations in Europe, the US and Asia (pre-pandemic figures). The company has targeted a reduction in carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2025, compared to 2005 levels, and hopes to transition to 100% biofuel for domestic flights by 2030. SAS also offers ground handling services, technical maintenance and cargo services. The carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance, which offers an extensive global network.



Source(s): airBaltic, SAS