Finnair is pleased to announce that capacity between the UK and Ireland to Helsinki will increase for the summer 2017 season due to high demand.
Edinburgh will be served by up to five weekly flights operated by a 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft in a dual business and economy class configuration. The announcement builds on the airlines’ successful launch of the route in April 2016, Finnair passengers from Edinburgh have enjoyed more choice and easier access to destinations such as Hong Kong in just 13 hours and 15 minutes, Beijing in only 14 hours and 5 minutes, and Seoul in 14 hours and 30 minutes.
Finnair will also increase its capacity to Dublin, Ireland. As of 27 March, Finnair will fly up to nine weekly flights between Helsinki and Dublin, an increase of three flights a week compared to the winter schedule. The route will be operated by a mix of Airbus A319 and Embraer E190 aircraft during the 2017 summer season with a schedule that allows passengers to easily connect onto Finnair’s extensive destinations to Asia and the Far East.
Recently Finnair announced that the flagship Airbus A350XWB aircraft will operate a fifth service between London Heathrow and Helsinki from October 5th 2016. Offering passengers long haul levels of comfort and space on board the world’s most modern commercial aircraft throughout the short flight of 2 hours and 55 minutes. The state of the art Finnair Airbus A350XWB will continue to operate on flight AY832 throughout the summer 2017 schedule in response to continuing passenger and cargo capacity demand.
Andrew Fish, Finnair Sales Director UK, Ireland & Benelux, said: “We are pleased to announce these enhancements, due to passenger demand, to our summer 2017 schedule between the UK, Ireland and Helsinki. Therefore allowing passengers even greater flexibility to take advantage of our award winning service and excellent connections to Asia.”
Finnair has also announced four new short haul routes to its summer 2017 schedule. Between April 11 and October 28, Finnair will fly four weekly flights to Reykjavik, Iceland; weekly to Corfu, Greece; and Menorca, Spain on Sundays. Between June 17 and August 12, Finnair will also operate a new weekly flight to Ibiza, Spain on Saturdays.
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Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than ten million passengers annually and connecting 17 cities in Asia with more than 60 destinations in Europe. The airline, a pioneer in sustainable flying, is the European launch customer of the next-generation, eco-smart Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and is the first airline listed in the Leadership Index of the worldwide Carbon Disclosure Project. The only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking, Finnair has also won the World Airline Award for Best Airline Northern Europe for the past seven years running. Finnair is a member of oneworld, the alliance of the world's leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers.