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Alaska Airlines Expands Codeshare Agreement With oneworld Partner Finnair
Alaska Airlines and Finnair have significantly expanded their codeshare partnership. From today, Finnair customers can book connecting flights through Seattle to over 60 destinations in Alaska’s network for travel from June 1st, 2022.
On Tuesday (February 1, 2022), Alaska Airlines announced a major expansion of their codeshare partnership with fellow oneworld member Finnair. From today, Finnair customers can book connecting flights via Alaska’s Seattle hub to over 60 onward destinations in the carrier’s network for travel from June 1st, 2022. The new codeshared flights will be identified on Finnair’s website and other booking platforms. Finnair’s new nonstop service between Helsinki and Seattle will start on June 1st, with three weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The route will be operated with a widebody Airbus A330 aircraft.
In Today’s announcement, Alaska Airlines’ Senior Vice President of Fleet, Finance and Alliances, Nat Pieper, said,
“We joined oneworld for the opportunity to expand partnerships with world-class airlines such as Finnair. This agreement will offer its customers and our guests amazing travel possibilities. Connecting Finnair's vast network across Europe and beyond with dozens of Alaska's popular markets will bring the Continent and much of the West Coast closer together.”
Since becoming a oneworld member on March 31, 2021, Alaska Airlines has added over 250 codeshared routes, including new partnerships with Qatar Airways and Iberia, as well as expanded cooperation with American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Japan Airlines and Qantas. By summer 2022, Alaska and these eight oneworld partners will offer over 78 daily international flights from Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Specializing in passenger and cargo traffic between Asia and Europe, Finnair is a modern premium network airline with a competitive advantage due to their geographical location. Sustainability is at the heart of everything Finnair does, and the carrier is committed to cutting their net emissions by 50 percent by the end of 2025 (compared to a 2019 baseline) and achieving carbon neutrality by the end of 2045. The carrier is also a member of the global oneworld® alliance and its shares are traded on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.
Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve over 120 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Belize. The sustainability-focused carrier emphasizes Next-Level Care for guests, while offering low fares and award-winning service. Alaska has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage. The carrier is a member of the oneworld global alliance, and along with their additional partners, Alaska Airlines’ guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 1,000 global destinations on over 20 airlines. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of the Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK).
Source(s): Alaska Airlines, Finnair