Finnair plans Nuremberg service

Finnair is adding the city of Nuremberg in southern Germany to its scheduled destination network with daily flights from April 2007. Nuremberg will be Finnair’s seventh German destination.

“Nuremberg is in the centre of the northern Bavaria region,” said Petteri Kostermaa, Vice President, Network Strategies and Management. “About five million people live in the area, of which over two million are in the industrial centres of Nuremberg, Furth and Erlangen. The biggest industries are IT and telecommunications, logistics and pharmaceuticals.”

Timetables for the new route have been planned according to local German business wishes for connections from Nuremberg via Helsinki to Asia, as well as for local business travel. Nuremberg is a significant tourist destination, since the famous cities of Bayreuth, Rothenburg, Coburg and Bamberg are all nearby.

Finnair will use its new Embraer aircraft for the route, with morning departures on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays and early evening departures on other days to connect with arrivals from Asia. Nuremberg is the fourth new destination to be opened next spring, joining Bucharest, Lisbon and Ljubljana on the schedule.