Finnair to add three new leisure routes for next summer: Porto, Bologna and Bordeaux
Further strengthening its summer holiday offering for leisure customers, Finnair will open three new routes to Bologna, Bordeaux and Porto for the peak summer season in 2019. In addition, capacity will also be added to popular summer destinations.
Finnair will fly up to three weekly flights to Bologna, Italy, between April 10 and October 18. Bologna is well known for its gastronomy and wine scene. In addition, the city is an easy gateway to several other popular Italian cities and regions. Some of the flights will offer excellent connections for customers traveling from and to Finnair’s Asian destinations.
Finnair will fly up to two weekly flights to Bordeaux, France, between May 11 and September 14. Often referred to as the wine capital of the world, Bordeaux is also recognized for its food and wine scene as well as its historic center which is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Finnair will fly two weekly flights to Porto, Portugal, between June 21 and August 12. Located on the coast of Northern Portugal, Porto is Portugal’s second largest city and it is the famous home of Port wine. This route opening follows the successful launch of flights to Lisbon in 2018.
All three new routes will be operated with an A319 aircraft.
“We are very pleased to be able to offer these three new routes for leisure travelers next summer,” says Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair. “The three cities and surrounding areas have plenty to offer our customers and we fully expect the routes to be popular with food enthusiasts as all three regions are superb culinary and wine regions.”
Finnair will also add capacity to some of its popular leisure destinations. During the peak summer season, an additional weekly frequency will be added to Alanya-Gazipasa, Palma de Mallorca, Split and Tel Aviv. In addition, Finnair will also fly an additional triangle flight on Wednesdays between Helsinki, Ivalo and Kittilä from April 24 to October 23.
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Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than twelve million passengers annually. Finnair's extensive network connects 19 cities in Asia and 8 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 nine 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.