Christine Rovelli, MBA, 48, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Strategy and Fleet, and member of the Executive Board at Finnair as of 1 October 2022.
The carrier is still hoping to connect customers from its Helsinki hub to almost 70 European destinations, five North American destinations and eight Asian destinations this summer.
Finnair has called employees to discuss plans regarding “possible furloughs” for cabin crew. The decision follows the closure of Russian airspace, which has severely impacted on the carrier.
Finnair is to resume flights to Japan, avoiding Russian airspace, due to the conflict in Ukraine. The new flight time for the Finnish flag-carrier will increase to approximately 13 hours.
Finnair has launched a refreshed long-haul look, with brand-new business and premium economy class cabins as part of a major investment to enhance the customer experience.
The Omicron variant of Covid-19, a looming strike by maintained staff and the ongoing flu season has seen Finnair cancel a number of flights in February.
Finnair will expand its network in the United States with flights from Helsinki to Seattle due to start in June. The carrier will operate three weekly flights to the city, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Finnair is to add extra flights from the UK and Ireland to meet the rise in demand from customers looking to experience winter in Finland.
Finnair will start flying between Helsinki and Bergen and Tromsø in Norway on December 14th. The routes will be operated by Norwegian regional airline Widerøe, and the flights are sold and marketed by Finnair.