Finnair leaps into spring with boosted schedule

A Finnair Airbus A350 climbs after takeoff.
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Finland’s national carrier Finnair is hopping into spring with its biggest schedule since 2020, as the airline continues to recover its network and prepares for a busy summer.

During March, the carrier is expected to operate over 8,500 flights, the highest number since February 2020, according to data from the aviation analytics firm Cirium.

Network restoration

The number of scheduled Finnair flights in March 2023 is up by nearly a third (29%) compared to the same period last year, as the Nordic carrier restores routes around the world.

To complement the bumper schedule, Finnair is set to launch four new routes this spring, as the airline gears up for summer, offering customers a greater choice of destinations.

Customers looking to return to Japan can make use of the airline’s outstanding Osaka service which will relaunch on 26 March, while those flying to destinations around Europe will benefit from new services to Bodø, Ljubljana and Milan Linate.

Anssi Partanen, Finnair Market Director UK & Ireland, said: “It is great to see our spring schedule taking shape with the highest number of flights since February 2020.

“As we expand our network, we are also excited to welcome back destinations such as Osaka and Ljubljana, which we know will prove popular with our customers.

“With our centenary approaching later this year, we look forward to offering our customers a greater choice of flights to their favourite destinations across the globe.”

The network expansion means Finnair will serve 19 long-haul destinations this year across North America, Asia and the Middle East.

New long-haul offerings

From 26 March, Finnair will also introduce their elevated long-haul experience on flights to Chicago, Delhi and Hong Kong, as the airline continues to refit its fleet of widebody aircraft with brand new cabins.

The €200 million investment includes a brand-new Business Class, exciting new Premium Economy cabin, and refreshed Economy Class as part of a major investment to enhance the customer experience. 

Finnair’s global services have been specifically timed to allow for easy connections onto the airline’s European destinations – including top UK airports, London Heathrow, Manchester, Edinburgh and the Irish capital Dublin.

Finnair offers smooth and easy transfers between flights from as little as 35 minutes, thanks to all flights operating from the same terminal.

About Finnair

Finnair is the flag carrier airline of Finland and is headquartered in Helsinki. The airline was founded in 1923 and is one of the oldest airlines in the world still operating under its original name.

Finnair operates flights to over 130 destinations worldwide, with a strong focus on connecting Europe and Asia. Its main hub is Helsinki Airport, and it has a secondary hub at the airport in Lapland, Finland.

Finnair is known for its modern and efficient fleet, which consists mainly of Airbus aircraft, including the A350, A330, and A321. The airline is also committed to sustainability, with a goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.

Finnair offers a range of travel classes, including Economy Class, Economy Comfort, and Business Class. Business Class passengers can enjoy lie-flat seats, gourmet meals, and access to Finnair’s lounges.

In addition to passenger flights, Finnair also offers cargo services through its subsidiary, Finnair Cargo.

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