Finnair and American Airlines to Begin e-ticket Interline

A new milestone has been reached in Finnair’s e-ticket development. Finnair is starting e-ticket interline cooperation with its oneworld alliance partner American Airlines. This cooperation makes it possible to include flights of both airlines in the same itinerary and e-ticket.

Interline cooperation enables both airlines to issue e-tickets including flights with both airlines. Thus, if need arises and fare type allows, passenger may be rebooked between Finnair and American Airlines flights without having to print out a paper copy of the ticket first. Initially sale will begin in the airlines’ own ticket offices but by the end of summer 2002, travel agencies in the Baltic Sea region will be able to issue e-tickets as well.

Finnair’s e-ticket network consists of domestic, Scandinavian and German routes as well as Tallinn, Amsterdam and New York. Electronic tickets, which were launched by Finnair in spring 2000, are now used by over 40 % of Finnair’s domestic passengers. Currently more than 65 % of AA’s passengers choose electronic tickets.

Finnair, the national carrier of Finland, serves over 50 cities in almost 40 countries with over 400 daily flights.

American Airlines, the world`s largest carrier, together with its regional affiliates American Eagle and the American Connection carriers, serves more than 275 cities in more than 40 countries and territories with more than 4,400 daily flights.