Jetstar-Finnair Agreement Extends China-Europe Network
Low-budget carrier Jetstar has launched an interline agreement across its group of airlines with European and oneworld carrier, Finnair, further expanding its sales footprint into the European market.
The partnership allows Finnair customers to purchase a Jetstar, Jetstar Asia, Valuair or Jetstar Pacific flight as part of a single integrated transaction and travel itinerary and sold on a Finnair e-ticket.
The agreement follows similar Jetstar Group tie-ups in the past year including Air France / KLM and marks Jetstar's 21st such airline partnership.
Jetstar Group CEO Bruce Buchanan made the announcement during an address to the Low Cost Airlines World Asia Pacific Conference in Singapore.
Buchanan said the arrangement was a further enabler to expand Jetstar's large Singaporean flight hub that serves 25 destinations with connections to its large Australian and New Zealand networks and also throughout Asia, including China, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
Finnair operates to many of Jetstar's Asian destinations including Bangkok, Hong Kong and Osaka.
Jetstar Asia CEO Chong Phit Lian said current high levels of continued capacity growth from Singapore would well support the growth and opportunity of new interline traffic.
For passengers who travel under the agreement, Jetstar will accommodate the Finnair baggage allowance, and for passengers connecting international to international flights, bags will be through tagged and on select services, complimentary onboard offerings such as meals and comfort packs will be provided.
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