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Finnair seeks approval to join current British Airways-Japan Airlines joint business agreement

2-Jul-2013 7:35 AM

Japan Airlines stated (01-Jul-2013) Finnair has sought approval to join the current British Airways and Japan Airlines joint business agreement on services between Japan and Europe. JAL said the first step has been taken to enable oneworld partner Finnair to join the joint business on flights between Europe and Japan with the three airlines intending to cooperate commercially by sharing revenue and by coordinating flight schedules and fares. The new joint business arrangement is subject to regulatory approvals. British Airways and JAL entered into a joint business arrangement in Oct-2012. Finnair operates daily from Helsinki to Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya, while British Airways operates from Heathrow to Tokyo Narita and Haneda airports. Japan Airlines daily operates from Tokyo's Narita and Haneda airports to London and Paris as well as from Tokyo Narita to Frankfurt. Japan Airlines launched new daily nonstop service between Tokyo Narita and Helsinki from 01-Jul-2013. [more - original PR - Japan Airlines] [more - original PR - Finnair]