Finnair opens twelve new scheduled routes
Updated on August 20th, 2015 at 09:03 IST
AUG 20, 2015: Finnair is opening four new routes to Edinburgh, Billund, Pula and Svalbard for summer 2016. Finnair will start flying to Edinburgh from 18 April to 27 October 2016. "The Edinburgh flight will give excellent possibilities for our Asian customers to connect to Scotland on their trips to the UK, and it will connect Scotland to Finnair's extensive Asian network which covers 13 airports," said Petri Vuori, Finnair's Vice-President of Global Sales.
Flights to Billund in Jutland, Denmark, will become a year round destination from 4 April 2016. "Billund will be a great addition to our Scandinavian network, which is increasing in demand from Asian passengers. Billund Airport is the second largest airport in Denmark and serves an important business market in Jutland. Finnair currently serves Copenhagen five times per day. With the Billund service Finnair will also provide people in Western Denmark with convenient connections to Finland and Asia," said Petri Vuori, Finnair's vice-president of Global Sales.
Finnair will continue to increase its Croatia service with two weekly flights between Helsinki and Pula, from 20 June to 12 August 2016. Finnair also flies to Dubrovnik and Split, offering a total of 14 weekly flights to Croatia. Finnair will also increase its Split service, with two additional weekly flights next summer. All of Finnair's Croatia flights connect with Asian destinations to cater to the increasing demand from Asia to the Adriatic Sea.
Finnair will be the first airline to offer scheduled international services to Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. From 1 June to 27 August 2016 there will be three weekly flights from Helsinki to the northernmost airport in the world. Svalbard - located between Norway and the North Pole, is a land of untouched arctic wilderness. "During Midsummer we will provide three weekly flights to Svalbard, which is mainly aimed at European customers, but can be also be connected from our Asian flights," said Petri Vuori.