Finnair and LATAM have announced a new codeshare partnership, allowing the airlines to market one another’s flights.

Finnair’s AY code will be added to LATAM’s transatlantic flights between Finnair’s gateways in Europe and LATAM’s hubs in Sao Paulo and in Santiago.

Meanwhile LATAM’s LA code will be added to Finnair’s flights between Helsinki and London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona and Milan.

Tickets will be on sale today, for flights starting October 1, 2019.

“We are excited to be able to offer these great new destinations for our customers,” said Philip Lewin, Head of Partnerships and Alliances at Finnair.

“We also welcome LATAM customers to explore everything Helsinki and Finnair has to offer.”

“As part of our commitment to connecting Latin America with the world, this new agreement will offer our passengers easier access to the exciting destinations in Finland via Helsinki,” commented Soledad Berrios, Director of Strategic Alliances at LATAM Airlines Group.

Codeshare agreements are an increasingly important tool used by airlines to expand their networks.

Last week, Virgin Atlantic announced it would codeshare with Brazil’s Gol to allow passengers to transfer on from its new flights between London and Sao Paulo.

Other recent partnerships include Korean Air and Royal Brunei Airlines, Air India and Fiji Airways, China Southern and Emirates, and Cathay Dragon and American Airlines.,