FINNAIR’S EXPANSION TO REACH ALL-TIME HIGH DURING EUROPEAN WINTER SEASON – NEW ROUTES OPENING TO INDIA, MEXICO, CUBA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND LAPLAND

Finnair is poised to enter the largest expansion in its history during the upcoming European Winter season. With its fast-connecting hub in Helsinki, Finnair offers one of the most reliable and convenient networks linking several key destinations in Europe with Asia and North America. 

 

Finnair General Manager – Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, Geoff Stone said Finnair’s growth strategy would be in full swing during the European Winter with 20 intercontinental destinations, more than 100 destinations in Europe and a significant increase in capacity for Lapland destinations.

 

Finnair is opening new routes to Goa, India on 1 November to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on 5 November, to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic on 30 November and to Havana, Cuba on 1 December 2017.  

 

“This winter, we are entering the biggest expansion phase in our airline's 94-year history,” said Finnair Chief Commercial Officer, Juha Järvinen.

 

“We are opening several new destinations, expanding our network and fleet including our 11 Airbus A350s, adding capacity to Finnish Lapland and taking important strides in our customer experience. It’s a very exciting time to fly Finnair.”  

 

Due to the continued increase in demand for Lapland as a tourist destination, Finnair is also heavily expanding its capacity to several Lapland airports for the upcoming European Winter season. 

 

Finnair is the leading airline flying to Lapland with several weekly connections, and timetables designed to support smooth connections from Europe, Asia and North America.

 

Finnair is increasing its capacity to Lapland by more than 20 per cent.

 

From mid-December, Finnair will start operating new non-stop flights to Lapland airports from London Gatwick, Paris and Zurich. Finnair is also increasing its capacity from Helsinki airport to several Lapland airports for the entire European Winter. In total, Finnair is offering 430,000 seats to five of Lapland’s airports during this period.

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.

 

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