India-based Kingfisher Airlines and Finnair have started a partnership that makes travel easier between European and Asian destinations, and also enables the companies’ customers to use their bonus points on each others’ flights.
“Fliers from seven Indian cities can benefit from this partnership as this will give them a gateway to 60 European and 11 Asian destinations. The connectivity will be hassle-free as Finnair fliers will need one ticket for the entire journey to its European or Asian destination,” says Kari Stolbow, Finnair Director for the Indian Sub-Continent.
Finnair currently operates daily direct flights from New Delhi to Helsinki. Now Kingfisher flights from Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Jaipur and Ahmedabad will connect fliers to Finnair’s European and Asian daily network from Delhi Terminal 3.
Finnair Plus members can also now earn Finnair Plus points on Kingfisher Airlines network flights and use their Finnair Plus points to purchase an award to be used on Kingfisher Airlines flights. King Club members also accrue points on Finnair flights and may use their points for award flights on Finnair routes.
“Kingfisher Airlines is one of the world’s few five star rated airlines and it complements Finnair service network in India very well,” says Finnair Vice President Paavo Virkkunen. Kingfisher Airlines has the largest route network in India and flies to 68 destinations, including London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Kathmandu and Dhaka. Kingfisher Airlines has a total fleet of 66 ATR and Airbus aircraft.
Sources: Finnair, Kingfisher