Finnair to fly Qantas’ SYD-SIN flights from 29 Oct

The Aussie flag carrier leans on its oneworld partner to help it meet strong international travel demand, Janie Medbury writes.

BEGINNING this Sunday, some of Qantas’ international flights from Sydney will be operated by Finnair, as the Flying Kangaroo works on getting its planes back into service and takes delivery of new aircraft.

From 29 October 2023, the Finland flag carrier will fly select services between Sydney and Singapore using one of its Airbus A3330-300s, and all services between Sydney and Bangkok from 31 March 2024.

Customers onboard the Finnair-operated flights, which can easily identified by their unique flight numbers, will be served by the Finnair carrier’s crew and pilots, however they can still expect to enjoy Qantas’ inflight dining, entertainment and amenities.

“Just like Qantas, Finnair provides their customers with an exceptional inflight experience and holds a strong safety record,” the Aussie airline stated. “As this is a lease and not a codeshare arrangement, we will be treating these services as if they were our own Qantas-operated flight.”

Flight schedules and the check-in process will remain the same, with customers still able to check-in to a QF flight number at the airport at the Qantas desk, kiosk, or via the Qantas App.

Additionally, there are no changes to the carry-on and checked baggage allowances, and Qantas Frequent Flyers will still be able to enjoy the existing benefits of their membership, including access to Qantas or partner lounges.

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