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Finnair Changing Course To Survive COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines are figuring out different ways to stay afloat and continue reduced but steady operations, through grounding aircraft, changing schedules frequently, and limiting onboard services. However, one carrier  — Finnair — is looking to completely change the way it operates to allow it to thrive down the road. Jouko Karvinen, Chairman of the Board, Finnair said, “Finnair is facing an extremely difficult situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company must make painful decisions to…

Finnair Resumes Flying to Nanjing

Finnair is resuming another service to China on Sept. 11. The Oneworld Alliance carrier will resume flying to Nanjing, China, from its Helsinki hub, using an Airbus A350-900XWB. The carrier previously served Nanjing's Lukou International Airport with an Airbus A330-300 before it suspended all flights to China in light of…

Finnair Cuts Europe Service Levels for September

Finnair has announced that it is reducing services in September to levels below those that were announced previously due to travel restrictions being re-imposed. The change, which mainly affects European destinations, has come as many countries have implemented restrictions again following a rise in coronavirus cases. Finnair stated in a…

IAG Signal ‘Meaningful Return’ to Service in July; Post Q1…

International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways, has announced a first-quarter (Q1) loss for 2020 of €535 million ($579 million). This compares with an operating profit of €135 million ($146 million) for the same period last year. Unsurprisingly the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) impacted the consortium’s operations for…

Finnair Launches Codeshare with Fiji Airways to Extend its South…

Finnair and Fiji Airways have agreed on a new codeshare partnership on select flights from Fiji Airways' main hub in the capital of Nadi, with more to be added subject to government approval. Finnair's AY code will be added to select Fiji Airways flights, including routes from Nadi to Hong…

Finnair Celebrates 50 Years of Service to New York

Finnair, the world's sixth oldest airline, recently celebrated an anniversary, 50 years of flying between Helsinki and New York. The airline's first transatlantic route, service to New York was Finnair's first major intercontinental endeavor that would be the precursor for its transformation from a regional European airline to a global…

Finnair Brings Back Nonstop Service to LAX with Flagship Airbus…

Oneworld carrier Finnair has relaunched nonstop service from its hub in Helsinki to Los Angeles yesterday after a more than 25-year hiatus. Finnair resumed the service on Sunday and will be flying nonstop to Helsinki three times per week using its new Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. This is Finnair’s first…

Finnair Outlines Expansion of Operations and Connectivity for 2017

Over the past two weeks, Finnair released several pieces of information outlining their operations for 2017, particularly in the Winter season.The carrier's first announcement was made on Jan. 12 when they decided to extend their route to Reykjavik as a year-round operation due to increased demand which is to start…

Finnair To Increase Asian Market With Extended Service

Finnair continues to grow its Asian traffic, and has today announced it will add capacity and frequencies to both its Tokyo and Hong Kong routes with the Airbus A350XWB for the Summer 2017 season. This is following news that the airline reporting a 6% increase in passenger traffic overall. Finnair plans…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Karair

Founded in 1947 as Karhumäki Airways, the Finnish airline was established as a subsidiary of aircraft maintenance and manufacturing company, Veljekset Karhumäki Oy. Scheduled passenger service began in 1951 between numerous domestic cities and the Finnish capital of Helsinki. In that same year, the airline launched their very first international…