Finnair and China Southern have agreed on new codeshare partnership starting on 1 June, 2019 which includes the Finnair route between Guangzhou and Helsinki and selected China Southern destinations in China.
The new codeshare partnership adds five new destinations to Finnair’s network in China, and customers will be able to connect with China Southern from Guangzhou to Changsha (CSX), Chongqing (CKG), Hangzhou (HGH), Nanjing (NKG), Sanya (SYX), Wenzhou (WNZ), Xiamen (XMN) and Xi´an (XIY).
In addition, China Southern code CZ will be added to Finnair flights from Helsinki to several popular destinations in Europe: Amsterdam (AMS), Billund (BLL), Copenhagen (CPH), Goteborg (GOT), London (LHR), Paris (CDG), Riga (RIX) and Stockholm (ARN).
Finnair recently moved to the new Terminal 2 in Guangzhou Baiyun Airport. Terminal 2 is optimised and designed for smooth transfer traffic.
This move also supports the codeshare collaboration between Finnair and China Southern, who offers extensive domestic connections from Guangzhou onwards.
Finnair senior vice president, network and resource management, Christian Lesjak said: “This codeshare opens up new destinations in China for our customers on the Helsinki-Guangzhou route, which we just extended to year-round operations.
“China is among our top markets globally, and we are delighted to be able to offer more destinations to our customers from Guangzhou onwards.
“During this summer, we operate up to 42 weekly flights between Greater China and Helsinki, including four flights to Guangzhou.”
China Southern senior vice president of international and corporate relations, Wu Guoxiang said the cooperation further expands the airline’s network to the Nordics and it is “honoured” to establish a partnership with Finnair.