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Finnair expands in Asia with Cathay

The Finnish airline is now able to extend its network in Asia, effectively adding several new destinations.

Finnair and Cathay Pacific have announced today a new codeshare cooperation agreement on routes operated by Cathay Dragon, the Hong Kong-based airline’s affiliate.

The agreement affects routes between Hong Kong and selected destinations in Asia, Finnair says, adding a number of new destinations to Finnair’s network in the Asia Pacific region.

From June 15 onwards, Finnair customers can connect with Cathay Dragon flights from Hong Kong to Hanoi and Danang in Vietnam, Yangon in Myanmar and Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in Cambodia. These new codeshare flights can be booked from today.

In addition, subject to regulatory approval, from July 11 Finnair passengers can connect from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, with these flights to Kuala Lumpur available for booking from June 28.

Extra frequency
The Finnish carrier currently offers ten weekly round trips between Helsinki and Hong Kong, and it will add a new frequency during this coming winter season.

Cathay Dragon is a regional airline in the Cathay Pacific Group, operating 47 aircraft on scheduled services to more than 50 destinations in mainland China and elsewhere in Asia.

Finnair says its customers can take advantage of oneworld privileges on the new codeshare routes and earn and redeem frequent flyer points on Cathay Dragon’s flights.

“We warmly welcome this cooperation with Cathay Dragon and are delighted to offer our customers yet more destinations and smooth connections in Asia,” says Philip Lewin, head of alliances and partnerships at Finnair.

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