Finnair expansion to reach all-time high this winter
Finnair is poised to enter the largest expansion in its history during the upcoming winter season, with new routes opening to India, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Lapland.
The new routes include flights from Helsinki to Goa, India on 1 November, to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on 5 November, to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic on 30 November 30 and to Havana, Cuba on 1 December. The airline is also increasing its capacity to Lapland by more than 20 per cent.
With its fast-connecting hub in Helsinki, Finnair now offers one of the most reliable and convenient networks linking several key destinations in Europe with Asia and North America.
The carrier’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.
Biggest expansion phase
Juha Järvinen, Finnair’s chief commercial officer, said this winter would signal the biggest expansion phase in the airline’s 94-year history.
“We are opening several new destinations, expanding our network and fleet including our 11 Airbus A350s, adding capacity to Finnish Lapland and taking important strides in our customer experience,” he explained. “It’s a very exciting time to fly Finnair.”
Due to the continued increase in demand for Lapland as a tourist destination, the airline 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, Asia and North America.
The increased services to Lapland will see new non-stop flights from London Gatwick, Paris and Zurich from mid-December. Finnair is also increasing its capacity from Helsinki airport to several Lapland airports for the entire winter season, and offers a total of 430,000 seats to five of Lapland’s airports during the winter season.