A Finnair Airbus A330 taking off from Finland's Helsinki Airport

WHY IT RATES: These new codeshare agreements will offer greater connectivity between Europe and Latin America. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer

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LATAM Airlines Group and Finnair, members of oneworld, announced a new codeshare agreement on flights between LATAM’s Sao Paulo/GRU (Brazil) and Santiago/SCL (Chile) hubs and Finnair’s Helsinki/HEL hub via five European gateways.

As part of the codeshare agreement, LATAM’s ‘LA’ code will be added to Finnair’s flights between Helsinki and London (LHR), Paris (CDG), Madrid (MAD), Barcelona (BCN) and Milan (MXP), providing LATAM passengers with access to Finland.

Likewise, Finnair’s ‘AY’ code will be added to LATAM’s transatlantic flights from São Paulo and Santiago to London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona and Milan, offering new destinations for Finnair customers in South America.

The new codeshare services to Helsinki are available for sale via latam.com for flights starting October 1, 2019.

“As part of our commitment to connecting Latin America with the world, this new agreement will offer our passengers easier access to the exciting destinations of Helsinki and Finland,” said Soledad Berrios, director of strategic alliances, LATAM Airlines Group. “We also look forward to welcoming Finnair customers onboard and offering them the chance to experience our Latin American hospitality.”

“We are excited to be able to offer these great destinations to our customers,” said Philip Lewin, head of partnerships and alliances at Finnair. “We also welcome LATAM customers to explore everything Helsinki and Finnair has to offer.”

SOURCE: LATAM Airlines Group press release.