Finnair and American Airlines launch direct flights from Helsinki to Chicago
Tuesday 10, May 2011
Finnair is extending its code share cooperation with American Airlines. American Airlines began flights from Helsinki to Chicago from May 2. The route will be flown daily in the summer traffic season with Boeing 767 aircraft.
"We are delighted that, through this cooperation, we will be able to offer our customers a new destination and to expand the route network in the United States. The new route underlines Helsinki as a connecting hub between continents and makes flights possible to 45 new connection destinations in North America," says Paavo Virkkunen, Finnair's Vice President responsible for oneworld relations.
The flight from Helsinki to Chicago will depart at 14.10, arriving at 15.40.
The return flight from Chicago departs at 15.40 and arrives in Helsinki at 08.30.
Finnair flies to New York daily and to Toronto five times per week in the summer traffic season.
Finnair flies in code share cooperation with American Airlines to Boston, Washington, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami, for example. In Europe, Finnair flies in cooperation with American Airlines to London, Paris and Frankfurt.
In addition to Finnair and American Airlines, the members of the oneworld alliance members are British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malév Hungarian Airlines, Mexicana, Qantas, Royal Jordanian and the Russian S7 as well as around 20 subsidiaries. The Indian airline Kingfisher will join the alliance in 2011 and the German airberlin in 2012.
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