The Competition & Markets Authority has launched a competition investigation into the Atlantic Joint Business Agreement between American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, and Finnair.
Moving the flight to an earlier departure time from Edinburgh, means customers can now connect via fast transfers in the Finnish capital on to popular late-night flights from Helsinki to Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok.
Manner, aged 44, will take up the role next year and has a long career in management positions at Nordea, the largest financial group in the Nordic countries.
Finnair is set to boost frequencies on popular Asian routes next summer, including double-daily flights to Hong Kong and additional flights to Japan, as it continues its strong growth across key Asian markets.
Finnair has today announced increased frequencies across its network of destinations in Asia for the winter 2018. The Edinburgh to Helsinki route will also be expanded to a year-round service from March 25th, 2018.
British Airways will place its codes on several of Finnair’s European destinations including the new non-stop flights from London Gatwick to Kittilä and Ivalo.
Holidaymakers are being invited to beat the post summer holiday blues with special promotional fares from Finnair. Customers booking between now and September 19th can enjoy lower fares on flights to Asia from the UK via Helsinki.
In line with its growth strategy, Finnair is opening a new year-round route to Nanjing, China. In addition the airline is also increasing capacity to several of its popular short haul destinations and to many long haul destinations such as Tokyo, Bangkok and Delhi during the summer 2018 season.