Finnair and Singapore-based Jetstar Asia has launched a codeshare cooperation that will, through their Singapore hub, provide Finnair customers with a wider choice of destinations and departure times across Asia and Australia.
From December 15 2015, Finnair customers will be able to travel on codeshare services operated by Jetstar Asia to and from Singapore
Finnair customers will benefit from the convenience of the single ticket itinerary that includes Finnair’s baggage allowance. The passengers will also enjoy a seamless transfer at Singapore Changi Airport, with baggage being through-checked and onward boarding passes being received at the initial departure point.
Finnair’s code will be added to Jetstar Asia’s flights between Singapore as well as Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Phuket in Thailand and Perth and Darwin in Australia.
From today, customers can make flight reservations with the Finnair marketing code.
“We are delighted to start this codeshare cooperation that will leverage Jetstar’s Singapore hub, improving connectivity throughout Asia and improved access to Australia for our customers,” says Hannu Sundberg, Director of Partnerships, Finnair.
Jetstar Asia CEO Barathan Pasupathi said: “The collaboration between Jetstar Asia and Finnair is a welcome enhancement towards the codeshare and interline model at Jetstar Asia. The Finnair service from Helsinki will connect to Jetstar Asia’s services at Changi Airport.
“This will allow customers from Europe to connect via Singapore onwards to Jetstar Asia’s Australasia destinations”.
Jetstar Asia first took to the skies in December 2004. Jetstar Asia currently operates more than 600 weekly return flights to 26 destinations across 13 countries and territories in the Asia Pacific region. In 2015, Jetstar Asia was named the AsiaOne People’s Choice for best low cost carrier for the third year running.
Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than nine million passengers annually and connecting 17 cities in Asia with more than 60 destinations in Europe.