Finnair to add over 100 weekly flights next winter
Finnair is set to continue growing its operations during the 2018-2019 winter season with additional capacity added on routes to Lapland, Russia and the Baltic countries.
In addition, the airline is set to make Stuttgart and Lisbon year-round destinations.
During the 2018-2019 winter season, Finnair will serve both Kittilä and Ivalo, two of the most popular winter destinations in Finnish Lapland, with additional daily non-stop flights. In addition, schedules for flights to Lapland airports have been aligned for more convenient connections and increased options for customers. Finnair’s direct flights to Lapland from London Gatwick, Paris and Zurich will also continue for the 2018 winter season.
Stuttgart and Lisbon, two new destinations for Finnair starting on April 23 and June 1 respectively, will continue during the winter season and become year-round routes. Stuttgart will be operated as a daily flight and the Lisbon flight will be operated three times per week. As previously announced, Finnair’s flight to Nanjing in China is also continuing as a year-round route with two weekly frequencies during the winter season.
The carrier is also adding a new daily overnight flight to Moscow, and adding capacity for St. Petersburg with the route being operated with a larger jet aircraft. With this change, Finnair will be adding approximately 600 additional seats per week on the St. Petersburg route. Both Moscow and St. Petersburg will be operated with three daily frequencies.
Juha Järvinen, the airline’s chief commercial officer, said: “Our growth will continue next year with over 100 additional weekly flights compared to the current winter season.
“We are also steadily increasing the capacity on our Lapland routes for next year’s winter. Nearly 30,000 seats will be added compared to this winter.”