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Finnair to start codeshare with US Airways

Finnair to start codeshare with US Airways

18 July 2014 Press Release Airline News

Finnair has launched its codeshare flights with transatlantic joint business partner US Airways, further enhancing its relationship with fellow oneworld alliance member and providing customers increased access to cities in North America. Customers can now book tickets for codeshare flights for travel beginning July 24th.

Finnair to boost Russian flights from summer

Finnair to boost Russian flights from summer

13 June 2014 Airline News

This summer Finnair will open new routes to Nizhny Novgorod, Samara and Kazan, three prominent and historic regional centres on the Volga River in the Russian Federation. Services to Nizhny Novgorod International Airport begin on July 25th, while Samara’s Kurumoch International Airport will be served from August 7th and Kazan International Airport from August 18th.

Finnair SkyWheel comes to Helsinki

Finnair SkyWheel comes to Helsinki

5 June 2014 Airline News

The Finnair SkyWheel opened to the public this week at the Katajanokka Harbour in central Helsinki, not far from where Finnair first based its flight operations (as Aero Oy) in the 1920s. The 40-metre observation wheel is equipped with 30 climate-controlled blue-and-white gondolas for year-round operation, including one special VIP cabin featuring glass floor, leather seats and Veuve Clicquot champagne service.

Finnair launches new check-in facilities

Finnair launches new check-in facilities

27 May 2014 Airline News

Finnair customers will soon have the option of dropping their checked baggage at a self-service bag drop unit immediately after check-in. Together with Finavia, Finnair will install ten self-service bag drop units for Finnair customers in the departure hall of Terminal 2 at Helsinki Airport by the end of May.

Finnair sees capacity slip as Asian market falters

Finnair sees capacity slip as Asian market falters

16 April 2014 Airline News

In March, Finnair’s overall capacity decreased by 3.9 per cent year-on-year and traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres decreased by 5.4 per cent year-on-year. Passenger load factor decreased by 1.2 percentage points and was 79 per cent. The capacity in Asian traffic decreased by one per cent and the traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres decreased by 3.7 per cent year-on-year.

Finnair links with S7 Airlines for codeshare deal

Finnair links with S7 Airlines for codeshare deal

13 March 2014 Airline News

Finnair and fellow oneworld alliance member S7 Airlines have agreed to new codeshare arrangements. From April 26th, Finnair code will be added to S7’s new service between Helsinki and Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport, as well as to selected onward S7 services from Domodedovo to Novosibirsk, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Ufa and Yekaterinburg.

Finnair adds departures on popular Bangkok route

Finnair adds departures on popular Bangkok route

12 March 2014 Airline News

Next December Finnair will supplement its double-daily winter service to Bangkok with three additional frequencies per week from December 30th, 2014 to March 27th, 2015. The extra flights bring the number of Finnair’s peak-season weekly Bangkok services to 17, the most frequencies of any European carrier.

Finnair flies into Miami, Florida for seasonal flights

Finnair flies into Miami, Florida for seasonal flights

25 February 2014 Airline News

Next winter Finnair will begin operating non-stop scheduled services between Helsinki and Miami, Florida. The new seasonal flight, operated with Airbus A340 aircraft in a two-class Business and Economy cabin configuration, will commence from December 16th, 2014 until March 21st, 2015.

Finnair to fly more guests into Lapland

Finnair to fly more guests into Lapland

29 January 2014 Airline News

Finnair and the biggest tour operators in Lapland have agreed a three-year cooperation arrangement for flights to Lapland as well as cooperation in marketing. The airline will significantly add to its Lapland flight schedule in November 2014 with the start of the winter traffic timetable season.

Japanese weakness hits results at Finnair

Japanese weakness hits results at Finnair

9 January 2014 Airline News

In December, Finnair traffic measured in revenue passenger kilometres decreased by 2.7 per cent and the overall capacity decreased 0.9 per cent year‐on‐year. Passenger load factor decreased by 1.4 percentage points and was 75.8 per cent.

Finnair initiates long-haul fleet financing

Finnair initiates long-haul fleet financing

18 December 2013 Airline News

Finnair has signed a memorandum of understanding on sale and leaseback of two Airbus 330 aircraft and two Airbus 350 aircraft. The deal was signed with global aircraft leasing and financing company GECAS and is valued at approximately EUR 320 million.