29 AUGUST 2016


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Article from BTNews 29 AUGUST 2016

Finnair boosts Helsinki route

More capacity for summer 2017 between the UK, Ireland and Helsinki “due to high demand” was announced last week by Finnair.

Edinburgh will be served by up to five weekly flights operated by a 138-seat Airbus A319 with Business and Economy Class, building on what the airline said was a successful launch of the route last April. 

Finnair said the route had enabled passengers from Edinburgh to enjoy “more choice and easier access” to onward destinations, with Hong Kong only a 13hr 15min journey, Beijing 14hr 5min and Seoul 14hr 30min.

Finnair will also increase its capacity between Helsinki and Dublin from 27 March 2017 with up to nine weekly flights, an increase of flights a week compared to the winter schedule. 

The route will be operated by a mix of Airbus A319 and Embraer E190 aircraft during the 2017 summer season with a schedule that also allows passengers to connect easily on to flights to Asia and the Far East.

Four new short-haul routes are joining the airline’s summer 2017 schedule, including a four-a-week service to Reykjavik between 11 April and 28 October.


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John Davidson, France

What about France and the US following Nokia's acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent? Certainly that business should generate a lot of traffic for Finnair.