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Volume 18. Issue 77. 28th November 2018. View Online
Finnair Continues Its Strong Growth In Asia With Additional Frequencies For Summer 2019

Finnair announced it will be adding frequencies on many popular Asian routes for next summer to continue its strong growth in Asian markets including double-daily flights to Hong Kong and additional flights to Japan.

3 weekly flights will be added on the Helsinki-Osaka route during the summer season starting on 31st March, 2019. Finnair will operate double-daily flights on the Tokyo route for the entire summer season. In addition, Finnair will fly double-daily to Hong Kong with the new Airbus A350 year-round as of 2019 summer season.

Finnair Invests in Customer Comfort

Finnair will introduce a new cabin class, Premium Economy, for its entire long-haul fleet from 2021. The Premium Economy class will feature highly customised designs for Finnair and provide customers with increased space and comfort along with an enhanced service offering.

The rollout of Premium Economy class to Finnair’s long-haul fleet starts in Q4 2020 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

Finnair Adds Three New Leisure Routes For Next Summer

Finnair will open three new routes to Bologna, Bordeaux and Porto for the peak summer season in 2019. Finnair will fly up to 3 weekly flights to Bologna between 10th April and 18th October, up to 2 weekly flights to Bordeaux between 11th May and 14th September & 2 weekly flights to Porto between 21st June and 12th August. All three new routes will be operated with an A319 aircraft.

Finnair Receives 5-Star Global Airline Rating From APEX Based On Customer Reviews

Finnair has been awarded a 2019 Five Star Global Airline rating by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). The airline ratings are based entirely on verified feedback given by passengers. Only 9% of airlines worldwide received sufficient votes for the prestigious five-star status in 2019. This is the first time Finnair received a five-star rating from the APEX organization.

Among the many development activities during this year, Finnair has renewed its business class service concept, introduced new signature menu collaborations with top chefs and renewed its meal service for long-haul economy class. Finnair is currently rolling out the best-in-market internet connectivity to its European Airbus fleet.

Nordic Business Class service enhancements

As of 12th Sep ’18, Finnair Business Class travellers can enjoy enhanced dining experience and travel comfort on long haul flights to Asia. Finnair’s new seat textiles and comfort amenities have a fresh and modern aesthetic that is inspired by Nordic homes and landscapes.

Finnair dedicated Business Class crew will offer:

  • A more personal service
  • Dine on demand - sleep or dining service options
  • New Signature Menu
  • Wider range of wine options
Introducing the traditional “Kahvikutsut”

The carrier is also introducing the classic Finnish traditional “Kahvikutsut” – a coffee served with seven different treats for long-haul flights departing Asia in the morning. This coffee service allows passengers to enjoy traditional Finnish treats such as Carelian pies, cinnamon buns, coffee cake, Finnish chocolates & berries between the two meal services.

The best in market in-flight internet service

Finnair launched a new high-speed internet service on its narrow-body Airbus fleet on European flights. Passengers tried out the connection free of charge on selected routes during the testing period from July until mid-September. By the end of this summer about 20 aircraft were expected to be installed with internet connectivity, with the entire narrow-body Airbus fleet expected to be internet connected by summer 2019.

New A350 route to Los Angeles in 2019

Continuing with its growth strategy, Finnair announced it will begin flying to Los Angeles, California, as of next spring. Finnair will fly from Helsinki to LAX airport as of 31st March, 2019. In addition, the new route will be Finnair’s first US route to be regularly operated with the new Airbus A350 aircraft. Los Angeles will be Finnair’s fifth US destination, along with New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami. The approximate flight times are expected to be 11 hours to LAX and 10 hours and 30 minutes to Helsinki.

Finnair team in Ireland

Don’t forget you have a Finnair team in Ireland to help you! You can contact Catherine and Linda by Telephone: (01) 882 8680 or Email:

For Finnair reservations phone: +353 (0)1 695 0015 (local network charge)

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