Finland’s national airline is eyeing a broader recovery as travel picks up in some of its key markets.
Thanks to the continued reopening of international borders in its home region and beyond, Finnair has announced that it will meet the increased demand for travel by adding frequencies and destinations in its network to Europe, Asia, and North America for the upcoming winter season.
Finnair continues to serve its key Asian destinations, flying daily to Tokyo, Seoul, and Bangkok, and offering multiple weekly frequencies to Singapore and Hong Kong. Finnair’s Osaka service is set to resume in October, expanding Finnair’s presence back into the Japanese market, with Nagoya following suit in February. Finnair will also begin serving its Dubai connection with a wide-body aircraft.
Over in North America, the airline’s Chicago route, previously a summer-only service, will be operated throughout the winter season. Finnair also flies to New York daily from Helsinki and operates three weekly flights to Miami and Los Angeles respectively. In addition to serving North America from its Helsinki hub, Finnair will fly nonstop to Los Angeles and New York from Stockholm. Finnair also plans to introduce direct routes from the Swedish capital to Miami, Phuket, and Bangkok, as previously announced.
Finnair’s European network will rapidly increase in frequencies throughout the winter, with double-daily services to key cities such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, and Munich, and triple-daily frequencies to London and Paris. Finnair plans to increase frequencies to St. Petersburg to support the traffic flows to Finnair’s North American destinations.
Two new destinations in Poland, Krakow and Gdansk, are being added for the winter season, and the airline is also bumping up the number of flights to popular holiday destinations in Spain, serving Malaga, the Canary Islands, Madrid, and Barcelona with multiple weekly frequencies.
“We are excited to be able to expand the breadth and depth of our network, enabling better connections for customers as travel continues to pick up,” said Ole Orvér, Finnair’s Chief Commercial Officer, in a statement. “We are also reintroducing services to support a smooth and convenient travel experience. We opened our Schengen lounge already in August, and Finnair’s Non-Schengen Lounge at Helsinki Airport will open in early October.”
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