Looking Ahead: Finnair Updates Winter ’24 and Summer ’25 Flights

A Finnair Airbus A350 climbs after takeoff.
Photo Credit: Finnair

Finland’s flag carrier Finnair has released details of proposed changes to its programming for the upcoming Winter 2024 and Summer 2025 seasons.

The airline will add weekly frequencies to Tokyo and Dallas. On the regional front, it will open a new route to Kirkenes, Norway.

Winter season 2024

27 October 2024-29 March 2025

Finnair has now updated its Winter 2024 traffic programme, adding frequencies to Dallas, making it a year-round daily service.

Finnair’s Dallas flights offer smooth connections to American Airlines’ extensive network out of their Dallas hub.  

Summer season 2025

30 March 2025-25 October 2025

Looking further into next year, the Finnish carrier has quite a list of updates to its Summer 2025 scheduling.

Travelers planning a summer escape in 2025 have more exciting options with Finnair’s updated traffic program. The airline is enhancing connectivity in key regions, offering more choices for both European and Asian destinations.

A Finnair Airbus pulls up at the Seattle gate.
Photo Credit: Port of Seattle

Enhanced Japan Connections

Finnair is boosting service to Japan, providing daily flights to both Tokyo Haneda and Tokyo Narita airports throughout the summer season.

Additionally, Nagoya will receive a third weekly frequency, catering to the growing demand for travel between Finland and Japan.

New Arctic Adventure Awaits

For those seeking a unique Nordic experience, Finnair is introducing a new route to Kirkenes, Norway, starting summer 2025.

Accessible via a convenient three-times-weekly connection from Helsinki with a stopover in Ivalo, this new route opens up exploration opportunities in both Finnish Lapland and Northern Norway. Passengers can even experience the iconic Hurtigruten cruise that departs and arrives in Kirkenes.

“This new destination strengthens our presence in the Arctic region,” says Ole Orvér, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair.

“The route provides a seamless connection for travelers seeking to explore the beauty of Northern Norway, making it quicker and easier to reach from Helsinki.”

Increased Frequencies in the Baltics

Finnair is further strengthening its presence in the Baltic region by adding frequencies to Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius for summer 2025.

Tallinn and Riga will enjoy five additional weekly flights, while Vilnius will see a boost of two extra frequencies per week.

A Finnair Airbus A321 parked on the tarmac.
Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Planning a Summer Stay in Helsinki?

For those planning a summer holiday in Helsinki, the city transforms into a vibrant hub during the summer months. With long daylight hours and a burst of color everywhere, the city offers a delightful experience for visitors.

Public parks come alive with picnickers soaking up the sunshine, while the inviting Baltic Sea beaches provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation.

Helsinki’s Summer Events Calendar

The Finnish capital comes alive with a variety of events throughout the warmer months. Here are some highlights:

  • Vappu (May Day): A national celebration where residents of all ages gather for a massive picnic in Kaivopuisto Park. Expect to see people sporting white graduation caps, colorful outfits, and a festive atmosphere.
  • Helsinki Day (June 12th): Celebrate the city’s birthday with free events throughout the city, including musical performances, art exhibits, guided tours, and more.
  • Flow Festival (Early August): Immerse yourself in urban music and art at this renowned festival.
  • Allas Sea Pool: Enjoy performances by Finnish artists in a unique seaside setting throughout the summer.
  • Midsummer (Juhannus): A cherished Finnish holiday where the focus shifts to spending time with loved ones at summer cottages. While the city might feel quieter during this period, you can experience the magic of Midsummer traditions at the Seurasaari Island Open-Air Museum.
  • Helsinki Festival (August 15th onwards): Kicked off by the Night of the Arts, this festival offers a diverse program of performing and visual arts events, making art accessible to everyone.

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