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.