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13 Feb 2008
Cathay Pacific and Finnair to Cooperate on Services

Cathay Pacific and oneworld alliance partner Finnair today announced a new Code-Share arrangement that will see the two airlines cooperate on flights between Helsinki and three key European hubs. The agreement also sees the airlines sharing codes on flights between Hong Kong and Australia.

From 1 March the Cathay Pacific "CX" code will be placed on Finnair flights between its Helsinki hub and three Cathay Pacific destinations in Europe - Amsterdam, Frankfurt and London - enabling seamless travel for passengers flying from Hong Kong to Helsinki through any of these destinations.

The Code-Share arrangement will also see Finnair's "AY" code placed on Cathay Pacific flights from Hong Kong to and from three Australian cities - Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Finnair passengers can enjoy seamless connections from Helsinki to Australia, flying to Hong Kong on Finnair's four-times-weekly service. This will increase to a daily operation from 26 April.

Cathay Pacific Director Sales & Marketing James Barrington said: "This new agreement with Finnair will provide greater convenience for those travelling between Hong Kong and Helsinki, and for passengers flying between Finland and Australia. We are pleased to announce yet another Code-Share arrangement with a oneworld partner that highlights the benefits of being part of the world's leading global airline alliance."

Cathay Pacific now Code-Shares to a total of 39 destinations with four full member airlines of oneworld: American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia. Cathay Pacific also has Code-Shares in place to a total of 15 destinations operated by its sister airline Dragonair, an associate member of oneworld.