Finnair strengthens presence on the US West Coast

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April 17, 2018: Leading Finland airline Finnair has recently announced its move to extend its partnership with Alaska Airlines, to expand its presence on the West Coast of the United States. Finnair operates from major aviation hub, Helsinki Airport. 

Starting May 20, Finnair’s code will be added to flights operated by Alaska Airlines between San Francisco and the following cities: Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County and Palm Springs. 

Finnair can now provide better connections for its customers connecting in San Francisco, where the airline operates from its hub with up to three weekly frequencies between May 3 and December 5, 2018.

“San Francisco is a key destination for Finnair and we have just extended the season until early December due to strong demand,” said Philip Lewin, head of partnerships and alliances at Finnair.

"Our Mileage Plan members are now able to fly Finnair to over 60 destinations in Europe from San Francisco, as well as from Chicago, New York's JFK and Miami,” said Charles Breer, Alaska Airlines managing director of alliances. 

Both the airlines had entered into frequent flyer partnership in May 2017, which enables members of both the Finnair Plus loyalty programme and the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan to earn and redeem miles or points on flights operated by both airlines. 

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