According to this article from Star-Telegram’s Sky Talk blog,
Finnair announced on Monday that it has joined the joint business alliance formed by American Airlines and British Airways.
The Finnish carrier, which is already a part of American’s onewold alliance, said the move will allow Finnair customers to book flights to more North American cities on a single ticket.
“The transatlantic joint business has been a big win for European consumers flying to America and vice versa, and now Finland will benefit too,” says Finnair chief executive Pekka Vauramo.
Earlier on Monday, Finnair said it intended to join the business agreement between Japan Airlines and British Airways as well.
This is great news for Finnair and American flyers. Hopefully this joint venture will mean lower fares on Finnair! I’m flying on Finnair later this year in October for the first time from JFK-HEL-GVA-HEL-JFK in economy class.
Hopefully I can score a business class upgrade on Finnair somehow with an operational upgrade. It would be my first time to Helsinki and Geneva as well. I have nested this trip in with a flight on SWISS from GVA-NCE, so stay tuned in October for my trip report to Helsinki, Geneva, Nice, Cannes, and Monte Carlo.