The first flight of Finnair’s new summer schedule arrived to Chicago O’Hare International Airport from Helsinki on Saturday, June 13, 2015.
Finnair’s inaugural flight to O’Hare arrives on June 13, 2015.
Flights operate three times a week with an Airbus A330 aircraft. Departures from Helsinki to Chicago will be on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 5:25 p.m., with arrival in Chicago at 6:40 p.m. CST. Return flights to Helsinki depart from Chicago at 10 p.m. and arrive the following day at 2:50 p.m.
“On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, we are very pleased to welcome Finnair’s seasonal service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport,” said Ginger S. Evans, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation. “These new flights between Chicago and Helsinki provide travelers with connections to two great cities, as well as to destinations throughout Europe. Visitors from Helsinki will have a direct link to Chicago as well as a new connecting point to destinations across the U.S.”
Finnair’s Chicago service is included in the joint business on transatlantic traffic with fellow oneworld alliance partners British Airways, Iberia, American Airlines and American’s merger partner US Airways. Chicago is a hub for American, which allows Finnair’s customers quick codeshare connections to destinations throughout the United States, including San Francisco and Los Angeles. The joint business between Finnair and the cooperating airlines gives customers the possibility to mix and match flights on different carriers for the best pricing and scheduling.