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Finnair adds flights to popular European Winter destinations in Lapland, including new non-stop flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt and Zürich

February 1, 2017 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Finnair will introduce non-stop flights to Finnish Lapland from London, Paris, Frankfurt and Zürich from mid-December 2017 until the end of March 2018. The ski and holiday resorts in Kittilä and Ivalo are attracting an increasing number of international travellers and the area is well-known for its beautiful nature, Winter activities and opportunities to experience Aurora Borealis, the northern lights.

Finnair General Manager Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, Geoff Stone said Finnair will operate two weekly flights between London’s Gatwick airport and Ivalo on Thursdays and Sundays, one weekly flight between Zurich and Kittilä on Saturdays, one weekly flight between Frankfurt and Kittilä on Tuesdays and one weekly flight between Paris CDG and Kittilä on Tuesdays. The flights will be operated with A320 and A321 aircraft.

Additional capacity and flights to Lapland from Helsinki Airport for the 2017 – 2018 European Winter season, will offer more connections for Finnair’s customers. Finnair will add three weekly flights to Rovaniemi, bringing it to 30 weekly frequencies.

There will be additional frequencies to Ivalo (4 weekly), Kittilä (4 weekly) and Kuusamo (1 weekly). In total, Finnair will operate up to 52 weekly frequencies from Helsinki to Lapland airports during the peak European Winter season. With these additions, Finnair will be increasing its total capacity to Lapland airports by 18% compared to the current European Winter season.

“There is increased interest towards Finland and especially Lapland as tourist destinations, and we are excited to be able to offer non-stop flights to Lapland from key European cities,” said Finnair Chief Commercial Officer,  Juha Järvinen.

“In addition to the multiple flight alternatives via Helsinki, these new non-stop flights will offer great additional opportunities for European tourists visiting Lapland. Finnair is the only airline serving all Lapland airports and this also gives our customers the flexibility to travel around Lapland and experience the beautiful differences of this truly unique region.”

Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than nine million passengers annually and connecting 17 cities in Asia and 3 cities in North America with more than 60 destinations in Europe.

Finnair offers excellent connections from Australia with oneworld partners and was named Best International Airline – Offline Carrier in the prestigious AFTA National Travel Industry Awards in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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