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Finnair and Jetstar Asia launch new codeshare through Singapore hub

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Finnair and Singapore-based Jetstar Asia launch a codeshare cooperation today that will provide Finnair customers with a wider choice of destinations and departure times across Asia and Australia.

From December 15 2015, Finnair customers will be able to travel on codeshare services operated by Jetstar Asia to and from its Singapore hub. Finnair customers will benefit from the convenience of the single ticket itinerary that includes Finnair’s baggage allowance. The passengers will also enjoy a seamless transfer at Singapore Changi Airport, with baggage being through-checked and onward boarding passes being received at the initial departure point.

Finnair’s code will be added to Jetstar Asia’s flights between Singapore as well as Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Phuket in Thailand and Perth and Darwin in Australia.

“We are delighted to start this codeshare cooperation that will leverage Jetstar’s Singapore hub, improving connectivity throughout Asia and improved access to Australia for our customers,” says Hannu Sundberg, Director of Partnerships, Finnair.

Jetstar Asia CEO Barathan Pasupathi said:

“The collaboration between Jetstar Asia and Finnair is a welcome enhancement towards the codeshare and interline model at Jetstar Asia. The Finnair service from Helsinki will connect to Jetstar Asia’s services at Changi Airport. This will allow customers from Europe to connect via Singapore onwards to Jetstar Asia’s Australasia destinations”.

Changi Airport Group’s Senior Vice President for Market Development, Mr Lim Ching Kiat, said:

“Changi Airport welcomes the partnership between Finnair and the Jetstar Group. It enhances choice for European travellers to Southeast Asia and Australia through Singapore, and presents growth opportunities for both airlines, while strengthening Singapore’s air hub position.”

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