Finnair to boost capacity on Helsinki-Dublin route

Finnair to boost capacity on Helsinki-Dublin route

Finnair has announced that, due to passenger demand, it is adding an additional 1,800 seats between Dublin and Helsinki, in Finland, in summer 2016.

The route, which launched in April 2015 with a flight time of just three hours, connects Dublin with Helsinki, which is one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in Northern Europe.

The airline’s hub, Helsinki Airport, offers convenient and fast connections to the Far East and beyond with short transfers making long haul journeys easier than ever before.

Finnair currently operates seven services between the two capital cities, using a 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft and offering a convenient schedule timed to connect with the airline’s flights to Asia.

Connections via Helsinki’s uncongested and award-winning airport bring Ireland and the Far East closer than ever.

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The total flight time to Beijing from Dublin is just 14 hours, Dublin to Tokyo and Hong Kong is just over 15 hours and Dublin to Bangkok takes 14 hours.

The Embraer 190 operated service features a Business and an Economy class.

On flights to and from Dublin customers can enjoy even better value by choosing a Light ticket, a hand-baggage only fare, providing the perfect choice for travellers wishing to simply spend a weekend away in Helsinki during the summer to take advantage of the midnight sun.

Fredrik Charpentier, Finnair sales director, United Kingdom & Ireland said: “We are delighted that due to customer demand we are able to offer even more flight options for our passengers travelling to and from Ireland.

“Our customers value the exceptional Nordic on board experience and the quick and convenient transfers through our Helsinki hub.

“With the arrival of our new long haul Airbus A350s into the fleet customers can now experience the latest in technology and comfort while travelling to Asia’s leisure and business destinations.”