Finnair has announced new routes to commence between its Helsinki hub and Bergen and Tromsø in Norway in May 2018, connecting the regions to Finnair’s extensive Asian network.
Finnair General Manager – Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, Geoff Stone confirmed the routes will be operated by Norwegian regional airline Wideroe, with the flights to be sold and marketed by Finnair.
The onboard service will be based on the Finnair dual class service concept.
Wideroe will operate the Finnair flight from Bergen to Helsinki six times a week, with a brand-new Embraer 190 E2 aircraft, and schedule connections to Finnair’s Asian flights as well as to Finnair’s European network.
Finnair also continues to fly to Bergen via Stockholm. Bergen the second largest city in Norway, located by the Atlantic coast and surrounded by seven mountains, is known for its small-town charm, breathtaking scenery and ideal opportunities for exploring the beautiful fjords of Norway.
The flight between Tromsø in northern Norway and Helsinki will be scheduled once a week on Saturdays, connecting to Finnair’s Asian flights as well as European flights. Tromsø is situated 350 kilometres north of the Arctic circle, and is famous for its northern lights and variety of outdoor activities ranging from hiking to whale watching.
Both Bergen and Tromsø are ports for the popular Hurtigruten cruises along the Norwegian coastline.
“We are excited to offer new direct flights to Bergen and Tromsø”, said Finnair Chief Commercial Officer, Juha Järvinen.
“The Nordics are attracting more and more travellers, and we believe our Asian customers will appreciate these additions to our extensive network. The new flights also offer our customers in Norway new connections to our network of 19 Asian cities and 100 European destinations via our Helsinki hub”.
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.