Our Corporate Member, Finnair, has announced the expansion of its Edinburgh-Helsinki route to a year-round service from 25 March 2018 in response to high demand.
The route, operated by a 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft in a dual business and economy class configuration will operate up to three times a week, increasing up to nine weekly flights during the summer.
The flight allows passengers travelling from Scotland to take the shortcut to Asia with fast transfers via the Finnish capital. Finnair has also announced that Osaka will become daily during the winter season with two additional frequencies and that two additional frequencies will be added to the Hong Kong route, for a total of 12 weekly flights. Finnair’s route to Delhi will also become a daily service during the winter season, and a fourth weekly frequency will also be added to the Phuket route as of December 10. Finnair now flies to 19 cities in Asia.
Travellers can also take advantage of Finnair’s extensive network in Finnish Lapland with connections to Ivalo, Kittilä, Kuusamo and Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus, which will be operated by an additional daily flight on weekdays during the Winter 2018/19 season.
Continuing with its growth strategy, Finnair will be receiving its twelfth A350 aircraft in 2018 and will be adding several frequencies to its popular long-haul destinations.
“Finnair is currently in the largest expansion phase of its history and we are delighted to announce the expansion of our popular route from Edinburgh to Helsinki and beyond,” says Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair. “Passengers travelling from Edinburgh will also be able to take advantage of our additional long-haul frequencies to Asia when transiting through our hub in Helsinki, offering more choice and flexibility for their winter plans.”
Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport Gordon Dewar said: “We’re delighted that Finnair has extended this popular service between Edinburgh and Helsinki, offering passengers yet another destination choice the whole year round.
“Helsinki offers culture, architecture and design, but it also acts as a fantastic connection hub, opening up destinations in other countries such Russia, China and Japan. And that hub will clearly appeal to people from Scotland wishing to go see more of the world, and people from those parts of the world that want to come and discover Edinburgh and Scotland.”
Fares from Edinburgh to Helsinki start from £193 for a Light Economy Fare with carry-on luggage only and £228 in Economy Class return including all taxes and charges.
For more information visit www.finnair.com.