Finnair has announced it has signed a letter of intent with Shanghai-based Juneyao Air to deepen their cooperation between China and Europe, the company said.
The aim is to establish a joint venture on the Helsinki/Shanghai route, enabling Finnair and Juneyao Air to offer their corporate and leisure customers a seamless travel experience through a wider choice of destination, schedule and fare options via their main hubs, Helsinki Airport (HEL) and Pudong International Airport (PVG).
Juneyao Air launched its route from Shanghai to Helsinki in July 2019, and since then both Finnair and Juneyao Air have been code sharing on each other´s Helsinki-Shanghai routes and on selected routes from Helsinki to Europe and from Shanghai to other destinations in China. A reciprocal agreement for Finnair Plus and Juneyao Air Club member was also implemented in August 2019, allowing customers to earn and redeem miles and points throughout each partner´s entire network.
Once implemented, the joint venture cooperation will enable significant further expansion of codesharing across the networks of both partners, particularly to key points behind Shanghai Pudong and Helsinki, as well as the introduction of enhanced benefits for frequent travelers.
Finnair specialises in passenger and cargo traffic between Asia and Europe.
Juneyao Air CO., LTD. is a private-owned carrier in Mainland China based in Shanghai and Nanjing. Juneyao Air flies to destinations across Asia along with service to Europe.