Summer 2017: Finnair announces new routes to Reykjavik, Corfu, Menorca and Ibiza; increases capacity to UK and Ireland
In line with its growth strategy, Finnair is adding four new short haul routes to its summer 2017 traffic program. Between April 11 and October 28, Finnair will fly four weekly flights to Reykjavik. Iceland's lively and modern capital offers an interesting contrast in the land of desolate moonscapes, roiling seas and snow-capped mountains. Reykjavik is within a short daytrip to many of Iceland’s spectacular sights; including the well-known Golden Circle route, which comprises highlights such as the roaring Gullfoss falls, the geothermally-active Haukadalur valley and the world-famous Geysir geyser. Finnair’s new route to Reykjavik will complement the airline’s pre-existing codeshare on services operated by partner Icelandair, offering customers an even greater range of travel options. Once opened, Finnair’s route will offer one of the fastest connections between Asia and Iceland.
In addition to the new route to Reykjavik for the summer 2017 season, Finnair will also fly 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.
Finnair is also increasing its capacity in the UK market for the summer 2017 season as it will continue its Edinburgh route with up to 5 weekly flights. Additionally, Finnair’s morning flights to and from London will fly with the state-of-the-art A350 aircraft during the summer 2017 season.
Finnair will also increase its flight capacity to Dublin, Ireland. As of March 27, Finnair will fly up to nine weekly flights between Helsinki and Dublin, operating a mix of A319 and E90 aircraft during the 2017 summer season. Compact and easy to explore on foot, Dublin is filled with historical monuments, museums and theatres while street views range from classic Georgian architecture to hypermodern landmarks.
“Reykjavik is a fantastic tourist destination and we are very pleased to be able to offer this exciting route to our customers as well as the additional weekly frequencies to other great summer destinations,” says Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair. “All in all, these announcements fit in very nicely with our growth strategy and we are confident our customers will be very happy with these new additions.”
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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.