I think this is really significant for Finnair as currently they have only their own HEL-JFK route and by the end of the year it will be over 100 trans Atlantic flights with AY flight number with joint venture partners! After all the focus into Asia I see this as an excellent way to move forward into west and not only east. It's great to see this kind of cooperation and I only wonder if AY will have even deeper bonds with IAG in the future?
Quote from the press release:
American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia celebrate a key milestone today as fellow oneworldÂ® alliance member Finnair announces its intent to join the transatlantic joint business, established by the three airlines in October 2010.
Once Finnair joins the transatlantic joint business later this year, customers in North America and Europe will have increased choice of flights and services as well as more convenient connections to flights across the Atlantic.
Link to press release:
What do you think?