Finnair to enter joint business with JAL and BA

17 Oct 2013 by Clement Huang

Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has granted anti-trust immunity to a joint business between Japan Airlines, Finnair and British Airways.

The immunity helps pave the way for Finnair to join the existing joint business between Japan Airlines (JAL) and British Airways (see here).

JAL currently operates daily services between Tokyo Narita to London, Paris, Frankfurt and Helsinki. British Airways, meanwhile, offers flights from Heathrow to both Tokyo-Narita and Haneda airports.

The addition of Finnair will further provide even better links between the Europe and Japan, with more flight choices and enhanced frequent flyer benefits. It currently operates daily flights from Helsinki to Tokyo-Narita, Osaka and Nagoya.

Set to launch next spring, the revenue-sharing agreement will also aim to strengthen the Oneworld alliance.

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Clement Huang

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