Finnair will continue to grow its operations during the 2018/19 European Winter season with additional capacity on existing routes in Lapland, Russia and the Baltic countries.
Finnair General Manager - Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, Geoff Stone said Finnair would serve both Kittilä and Ivalo, in Finnish Lapland, with additional daily non-stop flights over the European Winter.
Mr Stone said schedules for flights to Lapland airports were being aligned for more convenient connections and increased options for customers.
“Our growth will continue next year with over 100 additional weekly flights compared to the current Winter season,” said Finnair Chief Commercial Officer, Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer.
“We are also steadily increasing the capacity on our Lapland routes for next year’s Winter. Nearly 30,000 seats will be added compared to this Winter.”
Finnair’s direct flights to Lapland from London Gatwick, Paris and Zurich will also continue during the next European Winter.
Stuttgart and Lisbon, two new destinations for Finnair starting on 23 April and 1 June 2018 respectively, will continue throughout the European Winter and become year-round routes for Finnair.
Stuttgart will be operated as a daily flight and the Lisbon flight will be operated three times per week.
Finnair’s flight to Nanjing, China is also continuing as a year-round route with two weekly frequencies during the European Winter.
Finnair is adding an overnight flight to Moscow, which will greatly improve connections for Russian passengers travelling to Europe and North America. Additional capacity for St. Petersburg will see the route operated with a larger aircraft.
Both Moscow and St. Petersburg will be operated with three daily frequencies.
For the Baltic region, Finnair is also adding a weekly frequency on Sundays for Riga and Vilnius, operating 19 weekly flights to both destinations during the next European Winter.
Finnair offers excellent connections from Australia with oneworld partners and flies between Asia/North America and Europe with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki.
Finnair carries more than nine million passengers annually and connects 17 cities in Asia and 3 cities in North America with more than 60 destinations in Europe. Finnair offers excellent connections from Australia with oneworld partners.
Finnair has been named Best International Airline – Offline in the prestigious 2017 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards for the fifth consecutive year.