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Finnair

Finnair is the flag carrier and largest airline of Finland, with its headquarters in Vantaa and its main hub at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Finnair and its subsidiaries dominate both domestic and international air travel in Finland. Its major shareholder is the government of Finland, with 55.8% of the shares. Finnair is a member of the Oneworld airline alliance. In 2015, it transported over 10 million passengers to over 60 European, 13 Asian and 4 North-American destinations. As of January 2016, the airline employed 4,817 people.

Finnair is the fifth oldest airline in the world with uninterrupted existence. With no fatal or hull-loss accidents since 1963, Finnair is consistently on the list of safest airlines in the world (#3 in 2014).

The British Competition and Markets Authority investigates the Atlantic Joint Business Agreement (American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, Finnair)

The CMA is investigating the Atlantic Joint Business Agreement between American Airlines, members of International Airlines Group (British Airways and Iberia) and Finnair under...

Finnair wet leases an Airbus A330 from Air Italy for its Chicago and Miami routes for the rest of October

Finnair will wet-lease an Airbus A330 aircraft and crew from Air Italy for its Chicago and Miami routes for the period of October 12-31....

Finnair traffic performance in September 2018: +7.8%

Finnair’s traffic growth continued in September In September, Finnair carried 1,159,400 passengers, 7.8% more than in the corresponding period of 2017. The number of...

Finnair adds capacity to Brussels, Lisbon and Alanya-Gazipasa next winter

Finnair will add flights between its Helsinki hub and Lisbon, Portugal and Alanya (Gazipasa), Turkey for the winter season 2018-2019.   Finnair opened its Lisbon route during the summer 2018 season, and...

Finnair traffic performance in August 2018: 11.5% more passengers

Finnair’s traffic measured in available seat kilometres increased by 15.3% in August In August, Finnair carried 1,205,300 passengers, 11.5% more than in the corresponding period...

“East and West Side Story”: the world’s first film made by an airline and an airport

Finnair and Helsinki Airport have been connecting East and West for 35 years via Helsinki. To celebrate this achievement, the two have released a short...

Danish Air Transport becomes Norra’s majority shareholder

Danish Air Transport (DAT) acquires 60 % of Nordic Regional Airlines AB (Norra) from Finnair, which held the 100 % stake in Norra on...

Finnair continues its strong growth in Asia with additional frequencies for summer 2019

Continuing its strong growth in key Asian markets, Finnair today announced it will be adding frequencies on many popular Asian routes for next summer,...

Finnair adds wide-body aircraft to flights between Brussels and Helsinki

Finnair’s Belgian customers will soon be able to benefit from flying on the Finnish flag-carrier’s wide-body aircraft between Belgium and Finland for Winter 2018...

Finnair to fly new Airbus A350 route to Los Angeles in 2019

Continuing with its growth strategy, Finnair today announced it will begin flying to Los Angeles, California, as of next spring. Finnair will fly three...

Finnair Traffic Performance in July 2018: All-time high Passenger volume at  almost 1.3 million 

In July, Finnair carried 1,287,800 passengers, 15.2% more than in the corresponding period of 2017. The number of passengers grew in Asian traffic 9.0%,...

Finnair launches best in market in-flight internet service on European flights; invites customers to test the service

Finnair is launching a new high-speed internet service on its narrow-body Airbus fleet on European flights. From July 19th onwards, Finnair customers will be...

Finnair recognided as the ‘Best Airline in Northern Europe’ for the 9th year in a row by Skytrax

For the ninth consecutive year, Finnair has been named Northern Europe’s Best Airline by Skytrax at the World Airline Awards event in London. The...

Finnair launches off-airport baggage collection and check-in service in London with AirPortr

Finnair will begin offering a new baggage collection and check-in service from London Heathrow to enhance its customer experience in partnership with leading airport...

Finnair passenger volume reached new monthly record, over 1.2 million passengers during June (+12.8%)

In June, Finnair carried 1,240,500 passengers, 12.8% more than in the corresponding period of 2017. The number of passengers grew in Asian traffic (+15.5%),...

Finnair starts codeshare cooperation with Cathay Dragon and extends its network in Asia

Finnair and Cathay Pacific Airlines, based on Hong Kong, have agreed on a new codeshare cooperation on the routes operated by Cathay Dragon, Cathay...

Finnair opens a new year-round route to Hanover for summer 2019 and increases capacity to Dubai for winter 2018-2019

Continuing with its growth in the German market, Finnair will be launching a new route to Hanover, Germany, next summer. The new route will...

Finnair extends its network in Norway by deepening cooperation with Widerøe

Finnair is extending its cooperation with Widerøe and will add nine new destinations to its network in Norway. Widerøe (WF) is based in Norway...

Finnair traffic performance in April 2018: 11.4% more passengers

Robust growth continued in Asian traffic in April In April, Finnair carried 1,069,500 passengers, 11.4% more than in the corresponding period of 2017. The number...

Finnair extends Alaska Airlines partnership with new codeshares from San Francisco to cities on the U.S. West Coast

Finnair today announced a new codeshare partnership with Alaska Airlines, which will further strengthen Finnair’s reach on the West Coast of the United States....