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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).

Finnair traffic performance in January 2019: +4.4%

Capacity growth fastest in Europe – On North America routes demand grew faster than its capacity In January, Finnair carried 1,007,800 passengers, 4.4% more than...

Finnair cancels several flights to prepare for expected heavy snowfall in Helsinki on Jan 17

Heavy snowfall is expected to cause limitations to air traffic and to slow down apron operations at Helsinki Airport on Jan 17. Finnair cancels...

Finnair opens new routes to Sapporo and Punta Cana, boosts flights to Tokyo and Hong Kong (Winter 2019/2020)

As part of its growth strategy, Finnair will open a new route for the winter 2019/2020 season to Sapporo, Japan. Finnair will fly the...

Finnair Traffic Performance in December 2018: +8.6%.

  Finnair Traffic Performance in December 2018 Increasing passenger numbers in December lifted the 2018 passenger volume to all-time-high, 13.3 million passengers In December, Finnair carried...

Due to weather, Finnair cancels some domestic flights and one Brussels flight on 08 JAN 2019

Due to expected heavy snowfall in Helsinki, some flights will be cancelled tomorrow, 8 January. Customers who are affected on these cancellations have been...

Finnair increases capacity to London with a second wide-body aircraft upgauge and a new daily frequency in Summer 2019

In line with its growth strategy, Finnair is adding capacity on its route between Helsinki and London Heathrow for the summer 2019 season starting...

Finnair traffic performance in November 2018: +3.2%

Strong growth in cargo supply and demand In November, Finnair carried 980,100 passengers, 3.2% more than in the corresponding period of 2017. The overall capacity...

Finnair prepares for possible changes in domestic and regional flights due to Norra pilots’ industrial action

Norra’s pilot union FAPA ry. has informed about industrial action regarding standby work for its pilots as of Dec 1. Norra operates many of...
Finnair Airbus A320

Finnair to add capacity on both Moscow and St. Petersburg routes

Finnair will add a new daily frequency year-round on both its routes to Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia as of March 31, 2019. The flights will be flown with an Embraer 190 aircraft. The new additions will bring the total...

[Destination Report] Kainuu, a northeastern region of Finland

Kainuu? You have probably never heard of it... This region bordering Russia, one of the 19 regions of Finland in the Northeast of the country, is...

[Trip report] From Brussels to Kajaani (Kainuu region, Finland) and back with Finnair

OUTBOUND FLIGHTS For a three-day visit of the Kainuu region of Finland, it was evident that Finnair would be the airline of reference. After a...

Finnair traffic performance in October 2018: +8.2% compared to previous year

Cargo traffic achieved an all-time high monthly volume In October, Finnair carried 1,141,700 passengers, 8.2% more than in the corresponding period of 2017. The...

Finnair invests in customer comfort: new ATR cabins in 2019, new Premium Economy class for long-haul as of 2021

Finnair will renew the entire cabin of its ATR aircraft, and introduce a new Premium Economy cabin class for its long-haul fleet. These investments...

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...

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...