Finnair is to join the transatlantic joint venture set up by its Oneworld partners American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia later this year.
American, BA and Iberia have been operating the transatlantic joint venture since October 2010, under which the carriers co-ordinate schedules on joint business route.
Finnair will add its code on selection American, BA and Iberia flights operating between North America and Europe, while the existing transatlantic partners will their code to Finnair's daily Helsinki-New York JFK flights. The enlarged business will operate up to 102 daily round trips between North America and Europe, serving 42 gateways.
Finnair's senior vice president, commercial Allister Paterson, says: "Our participation in this venture will significantly increase the portfolio of available destinations to Finnair's existing customers, as well as open up Northern Europe to a whole new network of potential travellers.
"Fare combinability between the four carriers also brings more ticket flexibility to customers, as the fares and conditions are identical between the airlines," he says.