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Finnair Eyes Closer Ties With JAL And IAG  
User currently offlinemd80forum From Finland, joined May 1999, 157 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4191 times:

Japanese news agency Nikkei says Oneworld carrier Finnair will build closer ties with both JAL and IAG, to facilitate faster business travel between Japan and Europe.

Nikkei says Finnair and BA is going to have a closer cooperation “in place during this fiscal year”, whereas negotiations for closer ties between Finnair and JAL would also possibly imply a joint venture with JL.

Finnair also recently announced code-share agreement with TP, one of the airlines speculated to be on the shopping list for IAG. Finnair is also dedicated in for cutting costs by setting up a partnership for LCC operations in Europe. Both AB and BT have been reported as possible partners.

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User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 919 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4017 times:

Quoting md80forum (Thread starter):

Nikkei says Finnair and BA is going to have a closer cooperation “in place during this fiscal year”

I wonder what that will be, though AY getting closer to IAG is not a surprise.

Quoting md80forum (Thread starter):
negotiations for closer ties between Finnair and JAL would also possibly imply a joint venture with JL

That sounds logical, JAL said earlier they will start 787 service to HEL next spring.


User currently offlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 807 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3559 times:

With the JV between Finnair and FlyBe recently started - and IAG [through BA] owning 15% of FlyBe - could IAG investing more in FlyBe and adopting a wider Finnair/FlyBe link be a way of deepning the link - or am I really wishing for too much.

User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 919 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

Quoting jumpjets (Reply 2):
could IAG investing more in FlyBe and adopting a wider Finnair/FlyBe link be a way of deepning the link - or am I really wishing for too much.

It's possible Finnair/FlyBe link gets deeper, Finnair should tell before the summer if they have found an European partner to feed their long haul flights. Their JV FlyBe Nordic has started well, but hard to say if it's possible to make it a lot bigger.


User currently offlines4popo From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

Quoting md80forum (Thread starter):
Finnair also recently announced code-share agreement with TP, one of the airlines speculated to be on the shopping list for IAG. Finnair is also dedicated in for cutting costs by setting up a partnership for LCC operations in Europe. Both AB and BT have been reported as possible partners.

OT: What does TP bring to OW? Isn't there too much overlap with Iberia?

OneWorld needs better coverage in Eastern Europe. AB doesn't fill the void that MA left.


User currently offlineaznmadsci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3662 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

Quoting s4popo (Reply 4):
What does TP bring to OW?

Brazil



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User currently offlines4popo From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Quoting aznmadsci (Reply 5):
Brazil

TAM will take care of that with the TAM-LAN merger.


User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7475 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

Quoting s4popo (Reply 4):
What does TP bring to OW?
Quoting aznmadsci (Reply 5):
Brazil

IB, like BA, only has direct flights to GIG and GRU in Brazil. TP flies to seven additional Brazilian destinations, namely Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Forteleza, Natal, Porto Alegro, Recife and Salvador. TP would not only provide the only direct oneworld link between these destinatrions and Europe. Geographically its hub at LIS is ideally situated as a transfer point to these cities from all of Europe and, indeed many other points.

Less importantly TP serves several African destinations not served by onworld airlines including Bamako, Bissau, Maputo and Sao Tome . Here their LIS hub is well positioned for transfer passengers flying in from Europe and in this instance North America.

Finally there are five airports on the Portugese holiday Atlantic Islands, the Azores and Madiera. AB and HG link FCL to TXL (currently) and VIE respectively. But I believe these are the only oneworld flights to any of these airports.


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