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.”