China Southern, Finnair agree to codeshare from April 2019

China Southern Airlines has announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Finnair to start codesharing from April 2019, after securing the necessary regulatory approvals, the company said.

Under the deal, China Southern will codeshare on Finnair´s flights from Helsinki to 15 European points including Copenhagen and Stockholm. Finnair will place its code on China Southern´s services from Guangzhou to eight Chinese cities including Chongqing and Nanjing, as well as eight Australian and New Zealand points.

China Southern said the duo also aims to establish a comprehensive long-term strategic partnership to improve service quality and enhance their competitiveness. The partnership will also help China Southern fill its network gap in the Nordic.