Finnair reveals long-haul expansion for winter season | News

Finnair’s growth strategy will be in full swing during the winter season with 20 intercontinental destinations, over 100 destinations in Europe and a significant increase in capacity for Lapland destinations.

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

“This winter, we are entering the biggest expansion phase in our airline’s 94-year history,” said Juha Järvinen, chief commercial officer, Finnair.

“We are opening several new destinations, expanding our network and fleet including our eleven 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 winter season.

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

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

As of mid-December, Finnair will start flying new non-stop flights to Lapland airports, Kittilä and Ivalo from London Gatwick.

Finnair is also increasing its capacity from Helsinki airport to several Lapland airports for the entire winter season.

In total, Finnair is offering 430,000 seats to five of Lapland’s airports during the winter season.

In line with its growth strategy Finnair recently announced they are extending their current partnership with British Airways with several new code-shares flights within Europe, aiming to increase the connectivity for both carriers through their respective Helsinki and London airport hubs.

British Airways will place its codes on several of Finnair’s European destinations including the new flights from London Gatwick to Kittilä and Ivalo.

Finnair will place its codes on British Airways flights between London Heathrow and Tallinn, Copenhagen and Gothenburg.

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