A Finnair flight at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, December 2018 (Image: Lehtikuva)


FINLAND’S NATIONAL CARRIER, FINNAIR, HAS ANNOUNCED that their popular service running between Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and London-Heathrow Airport will be expanded in 2019, allowing for greater travel capacity between the two cities.

The flight is currently one of the busiest routes operated by Finnair, with business travellers and tourists making up the vast majority of traffic between London and Helsinki. Finnair has announced the changes to the service will allow for a 21% increase in passenger traffic over the summer season.

The expansion will take effect from March 31, 2019, and will include the addition of an extra midday service, bringing the total number of daily flights from Helsinki to London up to seven.

All existing services will be given aircraft upgrades, with Airbus A320 and A330 wide-body aircrafts replacing the narrow, smaller planes that are currently used on the service.

A spokesperson for Finnair gave a statement to Travel Daily, remarking that “Finnair’s presence in London and the UK has been growing steadily over the past few years and we are pleased to add capacity on this important route for Finnair”.

Some of the flights will continue to be operated by Finnair’s partner carriers, notably British Airways.


Adam Oliver Smith – HT

Image - Lehtikuva