Finnair Airbus A330-300. By Rob Finlayson
Finnair will join the American Airlines/British Airways/Iberia transatlantic joint venture (JV) at an unspecified date later this year.
The carrier, a oneworld member like the three JV partners, said it will add its AY code to selected JV flights between North America and the European Union, plus Norway and Switzerland. The AA, BA and IB codes will be added to Finnair’s daily Helsinki-New York JFK flights.
Including the Finnair flights, the JV—launched in October 2010—will operate up to 102 daily flights between North America and Europe.
“Our participation in this venture will ... open up Northern Europe to a whole new network of potential travelers,” Finnair senior VP-commercial Allister Paterson said in a statement.