Finnair to offer a hand baggage only ticket type on selected North Atlantic routes
Finnair is now offering a Light economy class fare, which includes hand baggage only, on its Helsinki-New York route. The change is part of a joint effort by Finnair and its Atlantic Joint Business (AJB) partners, British Airways, Iberia and American Airlines, to offer more options and aligned fare types for their customers on selected North Atlantic routes.
The Light fare, which has been available for Finnair’s domestic and European flights since 2015, is the lowest fare option in Finnair’s ticket offering and includes hand baggage only. Checked baggage can also be conveniently purchased in advance on Finnair’s website or at the airport. All other ticket types continue to include checked baggage.
“Our Light fare offers more choice and flexibility for our customers as they have the freedom to select the ticket type that best suits their needs,” says Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair. “In this phase, the Light ticket fare type will be available on Finnair’s Helsinki-New York route, in addition to selected Trans-Atlantic routes operated by our AJB partners.”
The Atlantic Joint Business offers customers additional flight choices, better connections and better pricing on transatlantic routes. Currently, the four airlines operate over 100 daily return flights between Europe and North America.
Finnair Plus Platinum, Gold and Silver members, as well as members of equivalent oneworld loyalty programs in the Emerald or Sapphire tiers, are entitled to one extra piece of checked baggage in addition to the allocation provided by their ticket type. Therefore, these frequent flyers can check one bag free of charge while flying with Light tickets. Finnair Plus Gold and Silver are entitled to a free bag only on flights operated by Finnair.
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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. In 2017, Finnair's extensive network connects 19 cities in Asia and 7 cities in North America with over 100 destinations in Europe. The airline, a pioneer in sustainable flying, was the first European airline to fly the next-generation, eco-smart Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and it 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.