New code-share flights within Europe feature as part of an extended partnership between Oneworld alliance partners British Airways and Finnair.

BA will place its flight codes on several of Finnair’s European destinations including the new non-stop flights from Gatwick to Kittilä and Ivalo in Lapland, which start operating for the winter from December 12 and 14 respectively.

Finnair will place its codes on BA flights between Heathrow and Tallinn, Copenhagen and Gothenburg.

The new code-shares aim to increase the connectivity for both carriers through their respective Helsinki and London hubs.

The two airlines work together jointly with Iberia and Japan Airlines for flights to Japan as well as with Spanish carrier and American Airlines for flights over the Atlantic.

BA head of alliances Rishi Kapoor said: “We are delighted to offer our customers yet more choice of destinations between Japan and Europe with Finnair as part of our joint partnership with JAL and Iberia, and additionally the opportunity to fly direct to Lapland from London Gatwick this winter.”

Finnair head of partnerships and alliances Philip Lewin said: “The extension of our code share agreement with British Airways is great news for our customers as it will give them more opportunities and flexibility to choose from when booking their travel.”