Finnair and Belavia, the national airline company of Belarusia, have signed a codeshare agreement. The co-operation covers the flights between Helsinki and Minsk as of August 15.
Finnair has already for decades made a long-term commitment to sustainable development. Now is the time to take another major step towards sustainable air travel. Finnair aims to fly its first biofuel flight from Amsterdam and Helsinki next week. This will be the longest commercial biofuel flight flown anywhere in the world to date.
In May 2012 Finnair will introduce a direct route to Chongqing, the largest and fastest-growing city in China. The new route is a logical step in the implementation of Finnair’s Asian strategy.
Flybe has entered a joint venture with Finnair to buy Finnish Commuter Airlines, Finland’s biggest domestic carrier, for €25 million to expand into the Baltic market. The UK-based low-cost carrier is also looking to replicate “two or three” similar deals under its plans to expand into Europe.
Singapore Changi Airport today welcomed the arrival of Finnair to Singapore. Finnair will operate daily non-stop flights between Singapore and Helsinki, Changi’s first new European route since the launch of Lufthansa’s Singapore-Munich service in June 2008.
Finnair opens direct flights to pulsating Singapore today, May 30. Finnair’s daily flights are the fastest connection between Northern Europe and Singapore.
Finnair is to add five flights per week to Hong Kong, increasing the number of flights to 12 per week during the summer traffic programme, May 30 - October 9, 2011.
Worldhotels has welcomed Finnair as its 19th airline partner, meaning the independent hotels group now offers the largest selection of frequent flyer programmes. Thanks to the new partnership, over 1.2 million Finnair Plus members will now be able to earn a minimum of 500 miles per stay on qualifying rates at all participating hotels within the portfolio of 450 Worldhotels properties around the world.
Kingfisher Airlines (IT), based in India, is a new Finnair partner airline and a member elect of oneworld. Finnair Plus members are already able to enjoy the benefits of this new partnership.
Finnair CEO Mika Vehviläinen at the company AGM:
Finnair will begin flying to its summer destinations when the summer timetable starts on Sunday, 27 March.