Finnair has signed a letter of interest for Heart Aerospace’s ES-19 electric aircraft, which is currently under development. The carrier said the move signalled its interest in electric aviation.
Finnair chief executive, Topi Manner, confirmed the carrier was involved in the early-phase testing of electric and solar power in the Nordic region.
Finnair has trimmed its flight schedule for the winter season in line with customer demand, while planning to boost frequencies during spring 2021.
The Airbus A350-operated flight will take off following the green light given by the Chinese authorities for the Nordic carrier to restart flying between the two cities.
Finnair’s long-haul operations will commence in phases from July, with a strong focus on Asia, which is strategically important for the flag-carrier.
Finnair cargo flights are helping bolster the airline as well as combat the effect of the coronavirus pandemic. The Nordic carrier has maintained many of its Asian connections through its extensive cargo operations at its cutting-edge cargo terminal at its Helsinki hub.
The liquidation of the 178-year-old tour operator has seen Finnair move to operate extra flights for families looking to visit Santa this winter.
Finnair and Air Serbia have signed a codeshare to boost flight options in Europe for the two airlines’ customers. The deal opens up a range of new routes for Finnair customers to fly on and provides a significant expansion for passengers flying with the national airline of Serbia.
Customers can book tickets now for travel from October 27th to Fiji from London via Helsinki, opening up a range of incredible new destinations with palm-fringed beaches and crystal-clear coral waters.
Finnair is doubling its flights to Tokyo with new services to the city’s Haneda Airport now available. The extra daily flights to Tokyo’s second major international airport, are in addition to the Finnish carrier’s existing daily service to Tokyo Narita Airport.