On December 19, China southern airlines group limited (hereinafter referred to as "China southern airlines") and finnair (hereinafter referred to as "finnair") signed a memorandum of understanding on strategic cooperation in guangzhou, and will carry out code-sharing cooperation after obtaining regulatory approval.
The two sides aim to establish a comprehensive, balanced and long-term strategic partnership, strengthen business cooperation and improve operational coordination so as to jointly improve service quality and enhance the competitiveness of airlines. This is the first time that China southern has signed a memorandum of understanding on strategic cooperation with a Scandinavian airline, which means that China southern will further fill the gap in the network of routes in northern Europe.
The two sides plan to officially carry out code sharing cooperation from April 22, 2019 after obtaining approval from the relevant civil aviation administration. Through the connection of the two airline networks, passengers of China southern airlines can transfer to 15 European cities such as Copenhagen and Stockholm through Helsinki, 8 Chinese cities such as chongqing and nanjing through guangzhou, and 8 Australian and New Zealand cities such as Sydney and Auckland. Transfer process is convenient and smooth, passengers can enjoy a ticket to the end, seamless ground service. The two sides meet the growing travel needs of passengers through resource sharing and provide more travel options for passengers. The two sides will continue to seek opportunities together, strengthen cooperation in frequent-flier and lounge areas, and provide more high-end services to passengers to improve their travel experience.
Zhang Lin, assistant general manager of China southern airlines group, said that the agreement reached by the two sides is of great significance. "we are very happy to cooperate with Finland airlines. Helsinki is a city of classical beauty and modern civilization. China and Finland are actively building a new type of future-oriented cooperative partnership, which conforms to the frequent and close exchanges between the two countries and further expands bilateral exchanges and development in politics, economy, trade, culture and other fields. It is a win-win, open and Shared cooperation oriented by the market and passengers, and an important milestone in the history of establishing a new type of international relations.
"We are pleased to establish a partnership with China southern airlines," said Christian, general manager of fenn's network capacity division. We are deeply impressed by the scale of China southern's network, which provides our passengers with convenient and comfortable opportunities to travel to China, Australia and New Zealand through its efficient guangzhou hub and high-quality services. We look forward to further deepening cooperation and providing more convenience to our passengers in the future.
Source: information times