Monday May 17, 2021

Finnair plans big-time growth of operation

Published : 27 Apr 2021, 00:01

  DF Report

Photo: Finavia.

The national flag carrier Finnair is preparing to expand its flight schedule this summer with a focus on leisure destinations, as the vaccine roll-out is expected to enable the reopening of travelling in many countries, said Finnair in a press release on Monday.

In June, Finnair will resume flights to destinations like Reykjavik, Bodø, Nice, Lisbon, and Vilnius.

Additional frequencies will also be added to Greek islands, such as Rhodes, Chania, and Santorini, as well as to Mallorca, Malaga, and Alicante in Spain.

Finnair’s summer destinations in Italy include Rome, Milan, and Venice.

“We closely follow how travel regulations develop across our markets and have the flexibility to increase flights based on demand, seizing opportunities created, when travel restrictions are lifted,” said Finnair’s Chief Commercial Officer Ole Orvér.

In North America, the vaccine roll-out has progressed well, and Finnair will restart flights to Chicago and Los Angeles in mid-June and increase flight frequencies on the New York route up to three flights a week. The restart of these flights is still subject to the development of US travel guidelines.

Travel guidelines are likely to change in many countries during the summer.

To facilitate travel planning, Finnair will introduce a new AI-powered solution for customers to explore available destinations and keep up with the latest travel restrictions in different countries.