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Finnair reports a clear improvement especially in short-haul passenger traffic figures, excellent month for cargo

Finnair Airbus A330-302 OH-LTN (msn 1007) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 949671.

Finnair issued this traffic report:

In September, Finnair carried 298,200 passengers, which was 158.1% more than in September 2020. The number of passengers in September 2021 was 11.9% more than in August 2021 (month-on-month figures are not fully comparable as there is one fewer day in September).

The COVID-19 impact, including the strict travel restrictions imposed by several countries, still affected all passenger traffic figures. It was particularly visible in the North Atlantic and Asian figures.

The overall capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASK), increased in September by 151.3% year-on-year and by 12.9% month-on-month. Finnair operated, on average, 144 daily flights (cargo-only included), which was 73.5% more than in September 2020 and 13.4% more than in August 2021. The differences between capacity figures compared to September 2020 are explained by the longer average stage length of flights operated and by the larger gauge of aircraft operated. Finnair’s traffic, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs), increased by 220.0% year-on-year and by 8.9% month-on-month. The Passenger Load Factor (PLF) increased by 8.7% points to 40.5% year-on-year but decreased by 1.5% points month-on-month.

The ASK increase in Asian traffic was 20.9% year-on-year. In European traffic, the ASKs were up by 179.6%. The ASKs in domestic traffic increased by 25.2%.

RPKs increased in Asian traffic by 26.6%, in European traffic by 339.8% and in domestic traffic by 34.3% year-on-year.

The PLF was 19.4% in Asian traffic and 16.1% in North Atlantic traffic but both were supported by the very strong cargo operations and a high cargo load factor. The PLF was 65.5% in European traffic and 70.7% in domestic traffic.

Passenger numbers increased in Asian traffic by 27.6%, in European traffic by 254.6% and in domestic traffic by 35.2% year-on-year.

In North Atlantic traffic, ASK, RPK and passenger number growth rates year-on-year cannot be calculated as there were no passenger flights in September 2020.

In September, available scheduled cargo tonne kilometers increased by 165.7% year-on-year (increased by 9.6% month-on-month) and revenue scheduled cargo tonne kilometers increased by 136.8% (increased by 14.9% month-on-month), both due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on scheduled flights, especially in North Atlantic traffic, in September 2020. Cargo-related available tonne kilometers increased by 167.8% year-on-year (increased by 37.8% month-on-month) and revenue tonne kilometers increased by 148.8% (increased by 45.1% month-on-month) and both include the cargo-only flights, operated mainly between Europe and Asia, as well as between Europe and North America. Cargo-only tonnes were up by 156.3% year-on-year and by 137.6% month-on-month. Demand for cargo capacity was exceptionally strong in September and, therefore, the total cargo tonnes increased by 139.4% year-on-year and by 45.9% month-on-month (September was a record month during the pandemic). Also, the cargo load factor remained high.

In September, 92.7% of all Finnair flights arrived on schedule (96.2%).

Traffic statistics for October 2021 will be published on Friday 5 November 2021.

Finnair Traffic Performance September 2021
Month % Change YTD % Change
Total traffic
Passengers 1,000 298.2 158.1 1,329.3 -58.6
Available seat kilometers mill 1,246.6 151.3 5,913.3 -49.4
Revenue passenger kilometres mill 505.0 220.0 2,110.1 -72.9
Passenger load factor % 40.5 8.7p 35.7 -30.9p
Cargo tonnes total 9,567.2 139.4 63,351.9 21.5
Available tonne kilometers mill 245.1 127.5 1 474.3 -27.4
Revenue tonne kilometers mill 115.7 172.6 656.4 -36.8
Asia
Passengers 1,000 Asia 8.1 27.6 46.4 -90.5
Available seat kilometers mill Asia 314.3 20.9 2,315.1 -57.6
Revenue passenger kilometres mill Asia 60.9 26.6 349.3 -90.7
Passenger load factor % Asia 19.4 0.9p 15.1 -53.4p
Europe
Passengers 1,000 Europe 217.9 254.6 874.9 -53.8
Available seat kilometers mill Europe 530.0 179.6 2,217.7 -52.3
Revenue passenger kilometers mill Europe 347.4 339.8 1,282.6 -56.6
Passenger load factor % Europe 65.5 23.9p 57.8 -5.7p
North Atlantic
Passengers 1,000 North Atlantic 7.6 N/A 31.7 -61.4
Available seat kilometers mill North Atlantic 344.0 N/A 998.6 17.6
Revenue passenger kilometers mill North Atlantic 55.5 N/A 230.9 -64.3
Passenger load factor % North Atlantic 16.1 N/A 23.1 -53.1p
Domestic
Passengers 1,000 Domestic 64.5 35.2 376.2 -49.4
Available seat kilometers mill Domestic 58.3 25.2 381.9 -47.0
Revenue passenger kilometers mill Domestic 41.2 34.3 247.3 -43.9
Passenger load factor % Domestic 70.7 4.8p 64.7 3.5p
Cargo traffic
Europe tons 309.3 5.3 1,805.1 -78.1
North Atlantic tons 2,205.9 N/A 6,256.9 146.1
Asia tons 3,210.4 47.0 23,832.2 -11.4
Domestic tons 31.4 -1.5 247.5 -1.1
Cargo scheduled traffic total tons 5,757.0 129.4 32,141.8 -15.3
Cargo flights tons** 3,810.2 156.3 31,210.1 120.1
Cargo Traffic tons total 9,567.2 139.4 63,351.9 21.5
Available tonne kilometers* mill 91.5 167.8 587.4 5.1
Revenue tonne kilometers mill 70.8 148.8 468.8 36.6
Available sched. cargo ton kms* mill 55.7 165.7 297.2 -30.6
Revenue sched. cargo ton kms mill 41.2 136.8 230.6 -3.9
Cargo load factor* % 77.4 -5.9p 79.8 18.4p
– North-Atlantic cargo load factor* % 69.5 N/A 68.4 2.1p
– Asia cargo load factor* % 85.8 -2.0p 85.6 24.9p
Scheduled traffic cargo load factor* % 73.9 -9.0p 77.6 21.6p

* Based on average operational cargo capacity

** Including purchased traffic

  • Change %: Change compared to the figures of the respective periods in the previous year (p = points, N/A = not available).
  • Available seat kilometres, ASK: Total number of seats available multiplied by kilometres flown.
  • Revenue passenger kilometres, RPK: Number of revenue passengers carried multiplied by kilometres flown.
  • Passenger load factor: Share of revenue passenger kilometres of available seat kilometres.
  • Available tonne kilometres, ATK: Number of tonnes of capacity for carriage of passengers, cargo and mail multiplied by kilometres flown.
  • Revenue tonne kilometres, RTK: Total revenue load consisting of passengers, cargo and mail multiplied by kilometres flown.
  • Overall load factor: Share of revenue tonne kilometres of available tonne kilometres.

Top Copyright Photo: Finnair Airbus A330-302 OH-LTN (msn 1007) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 949671.

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Finnair announces the sale and leaseback agreement of four Airbus A350-900 aircraft

Finnair Airbus A350-941 OH-LWB (msn 019) (Oneworld) LHR (Rolf Wallner). Image: 948295.

Finnair made this announcement:

In conjunction with Finnair’s efforts to emerge from the corona crisis, the company is proceeding with its refinancing plan and has finalized a sale and leaseback arrangement for four of its Airbus A350 aircraft. In the arrangement, Finnair sold these aircraft – delivered between June 2017 and February 2019 – and has leased them back for its own operation. The operating lease period is, on average, 12 years and the counter parties are GE Capital Aviation Services (“GECAS”) and Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (“PIMCO”) as the lessors; GECAS is the lease servicer.

The arrangement will not have a significant impact on Finnair’s operating result for the third quarter of 2021; however, the immediate positive cash effect for Finnair is in excess of 400 million US dollars. Finnair will use the cash to refinance existing debt and retire its undrawn revolving credit facility of 175 million euros.

“This is the biggest single aircraft financing transaction in the history of our company”, says Finnair’s CFO Mika Stirkkinen. “It is a significant part of our refinancing plan, which we have executed diligently during the pandemic, and it helps us to further improve our capital structure.”

Finnair has ordered a total of 19 new A350-900 XWB aircraft from Airbus, of which 16 have been delivered. The remaining three A350 aircraft are expected to be delivered in the second quarter of 2022, the fourth quarter of 2024 and the first quarter of 2025.

Top Copyright Photo: Finnair Airbus A350-941 OH-LWB (msn 019) (Oneworld) LHR (Rolf Wallner). Image: 948295.

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Finnair is expanding its coronavirus testing service and introduces PCR testing

Finnair expands its coronavirus testing service and will also offer PCR testing at a price of 99 euros. A negative coronavirus test certificate is a prerequisite for entry in several countries, especially if the passenger has not been fully vaccinated. Finnair has previously introduced rapid antigen testing near Helsinki Airport, which costs 65 euros.

Testing is handled by Finnair Health Services and it’s available by appointment from 28 September onwards at Finnair’s headquarters in Vantaa near the airport at Tietotie 9.

Online booking for rapid antigen COVID-19 test and test certificate for asymptomatic travelers at HOTT Testpoint in the Helsinki Airport area (Tietotie 9). You can find the free time slots from the calendar. Everyone entering the test must have an appointment done with their own data.

You can pay for the test with a debit or credit card at HOTT Testpoint.

Please keep in mind that entry restrictions for different countries can change on a short notice. As a traveller, it’s your responsibility to ensure that you fulfill the requirements of your destination and possible transit country. You can find the latest entry restrictions and see where you can travel here.

Finnair and Turkish Airlines launch code shares

Delivered on December 13, 2018

Finnair and Turkish Airlines today announced a codeshare agreement that brings more choice to the airline’s customers. Starting September 29, the Finnair AY code will be added to Turkish Airlines route between Helsinki and Istanbul, and from Istanbul to Athens, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Amman, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxor, Antalya and Gazipasa.  Respectively, the Turkish Airlines TK code will be added to the following routes from Finnair’s Helsinki hub: Kuopio, Vaasa, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Reykjavik, Tallinn, Tartu, Riga, Vilnius, Antalya and Gazipasa.

2021 special scheme for Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics Games, Team Türkiye

Turkish Airlines flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in the world, and currently operates to more than 300 international passenger and cargo destinations in total, in 127 countries.

Top Copyright Photo: Finnair Airbus A350-941 OH-LWM (msn 264) LHR (SPA). Image: 945935.

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Above Copyright Photo: Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-203 TC-JNB (msn 704) (Team Türkiye) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 954480.

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Finnair adds frequencies and destinations to Europe, Asia and North America

Finnair Airbus A350-941 OH-LWA (msn 018) LHR (Keith Burton). Image: 955017.

Finnair has made this announcement:

As the share of fully vaccinated people continues to increase and societies are opening, travel is picking up in several markets. Finnair is meeting the increased travel demand by adding frequencies and destinations in its network to Europe, Asia and North America for the upcoming winter season.

Finnair continues to serve its key Asian destinations, flying daily to Tokyo, Seoul and Bangkok, and offers multiple weekly frequencies to Singapore and Hong Kong. Finnair’s Osaka service resumes in October, expanding Finnair’s presence back into the Japanese market, with Nagoya joining this route portfolio in February. Finnair will also start serving its Dubai connection with a wide-body aircraft.

Finnair will strengthen its North American services and will serve Chicago, previously a summer route, throughout the winter season. Finnair also serves New York daily from Helsinki and operates three weekly flights to Miami and Los Angeles respectively.

In addition to serving North America from its Helsinki hub, Finnair will introduce direct routes to Los Angeles and New York from Stockholm, Sweden.

Finnair will also introduce direct routes from Stockholm to Miami, Phuket and Bangkok, as previously announced.

Finnair’s European network will rapidly increase in frequencies throughout the winter, with double daily services to key European cities such as Amsterdam, Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin and Frankfurt, and three daily frequencies to London and Paris. Finnair also increases frequencies to St. Petersburg to support the traffic flows to Finnair’s North American destinations. 

Finnair also offers multiple frequencies daily to Scandinavian capitals, and Finnair will introduce Krakow and Gdansk for the winter season.

Finnair will increase frequencies to the popular holiday destinations in Spain, serving Malaga, the Canary Islands, Madrid and Barcelona with multiple weekly frequencies.

Also the Finnish Lapland continues to attract winter travelers and Finnair offers four daily connections to Rovaniemi, Ivalo and Kittilä, and two daily services to Kuusamo, with smooth connections from Helsinki.

Top Copyright Photo: Finnair Airbus A350-941 OH-LWA (msn 018) LHR (Keith Burton). Image: 955017.

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Finnair’s August traffic was up 38.1% versus 2020, up 24.6% over July

Finnair Airbus A321-231 WL OH-LZU (msn 8401) ZRH (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 954917.

Finnair issued this traffic report for August:

Continued improvement in most passenger traffic figures although the COVID-19 pandemic impact still visible in August, another strong month for cargo

In August, Finnair carried 266,500 passengers, which was 38.1% more than in August 2020. The COVID-19 impact was already clearly visible then as Finnair operated a limited network due to strict and extensive travel restrictions. The number of passengers in August 2021 was 24.6% more than in July 2021.

The COVID-19 impact, including the strict travel restrictions imposed by several countries, still affected all passenger traffic figures. It was particularly visible in the North Atlantic and Asian figures.

The overall capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres (ASK) increased in August by 63.3% year-on-year and by 17.0% month-on-month. Finnair operated 127 daily flights (cargo-only included) on average, which was 9.5% more than in August 2020 and 19.8% more than in July 2021. The differences between capacity figures compared to August 2020 are explained by the longer average stage length of flights operated and by the larger gauge of aircraft operated. Finnair’s traffic, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPKs), increased by 64.6% year-on-year and by 15.9% month-on-month. The Passenger Load Factor (PLF) increased by 0.3% points to 42.0% year-on-year but decreased by 0.4% points month-on-month.

The ASK increase in Asian traffic was 7.4% year-on-year. In North Atlantic traffic, the ASKs increased by 100.0% as there were no passenger flights in August 2020. In European traffic, the ASKs were up by 28.8%. The ASKs in domestic traffic increased by 0.4%.

RPKs decreased in Asian traffic by 12.9% year-on-year but increased in North Atlantic traffic by 100.0%, in European traffic by 53.6% and in domestic traffic by 14.4%.

The PLF was 19.7% in Asian traffic but it was supported by the strong cargo operations and a high cargo load factor. The PLF was 28.3% in North Atlantic traffic, 63.0% in European traffic and 71.6% in domestic traffic.

Passenger numbers decreased in Asian traffic by 11.5% year-on-year but increased in North Atlantic traffic by 100.0%, in European traffic by 43.7% and in domestic traffic by 5.5%.

In August, available scheduled cargo tonne kilometres increased by 127.7% year-on-year (increased by 7.0% month-on-month) and revenue scheduled cargo tonne kilometres increased by 99.2% (increased by 0.2% month-on-month), both due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on scheduled flights especially in North Atlantic traffic in August 2020. Cargo related available tonne kilometres increased by 81.9% year-on-year (increased by 1.1% month-on-month) and revenue tonne kilometres increased by 70.5% (decreased by 5.5% month-on-month) and they both also include the cargo-only flights operated mainly between Europe and Asia as well as Europe and North America. Cargo-only tonnes were up by 11.1% year-on-year but down by 19.2% month-on-month. The total cargo tonnes increased by 61.9% year-on-year but decreased by 5.1% month-on-month. Demand for the cargo capacity remained strong especially in Asian traffic. As a result, the cargo load factor remained high.

In August, 90.7% of all Finnair flights arrived on schedule (96.0%).

Traffic statistics for September 2021 will be published on Thursday 7 October 2021.

Finnair Traffic Performance August 2021
Month % Change YTD % Change
Total traffic
Passengers 1,000 266.5 38.1 1,031.2 -66.6
Available seat kilometres mill 1,103.8 63.3 4,666.6 -58.3
Revenue passenger kilometres mill 463.9 64.6 1,605.1 -79.0
Passenger load factor % 42.0 0.3p 34.4 -33.8p
Cargo tonnes total 6,557.1 61.9 53,784.6 11.7
Available tonne kilometres mill 194.1 53.6 1,229.1 -36.0
Revenue tonne kilometres mill 90.1 67.9 540.7 -45.7
Asia
Passengers 1,000 Asia 7.9 -11.5 38.3 -92.0
Available seat kilometres mill Asia 298.8 7.4 2,000.7 -61.5
Revenue passenger kilometres mill Asia 59.0 -12.9 288.4 -92.2
Passenger load factor % Asia 19.7 -4.6p 14.4 -56.5p
Europe
Passengers 1,000 Europe 197.6 43.7 657.0 -64.1
Available seat kilometres mill Europe 458.2 28.8 1,687.7 -62.2
Revenue passenger kilometres mill Europe 288.4 53.6 935.2 -67.5
Passenger load factor % Europe 63.0 10.2p 55.4 -9.1p
North Atlantic
Passengers 1,000 North Atlantic 11.8 100.0 24.1 -70.7
Available seat kilometres mill North Atlantic 304.6 100.0 654.6 -22.9
Revenue passenger kilometres mill North Atlantic 86.2 100.0 175.4 -72.9
Passenger load factor % North Atlantic 28.3 N/A 26.8 -49.4p
Domestic
Passengers 1,000 Domestic 49.2 5.5 311.8 -55.2
Available seat kilometres mill Domestic 42.2 0.4 323.6 -52.0
Revenue passenger kilometres mill Domestic 30.2 14.4 206.1 -49.8
Passenger load factor % Domestic 71.6 8.8p 63.7 2.8p
Cargo Traffic
Europe tonnes 220.6 -37.2 1,495.8 -81.2
North Atlantic tonnes 1,706.3 100.0 4,051.0 59.4
Asia tonnes 2,998.4 34.5 20,621.9 -16.6
Domestic tonnes 28.2 11.4 216.1 -1.1
Cargo scheduled traffic total tonnes 4,953.5 90.1 26,384.7 -25.5
Cargo flights tonnes** 1,603.6 11.1 27,399.9 115.9
Cargo Traffic tonnes total 6,557.1 61.9 53,784.6 11.7
Available tonne kilometres* mill 66.4 81.9 495.9 -5.5
Revenue tonne kilometres mill 48.8 70.5 398.0 26.5
Available sched. cargo tonne kms* mill 50.9 127.7 241.5 -40.7
Revenue sched. cargo tonne kms mill 35.9 99.2 189.4 -14.9
Cargo load factor* % 73.5 -4.9p 80.2 20.3p
– North-Atlantic cargo load factor* % 63.9 N/A 67.8 1.5p
– Asia cargo load factor* % 83.3 -6.2p 85.6 26.5p
Scheduled traffic Cargo load factor* % 70.5 -10.1p 78.4 23.8p

* Based on average operational cargo capacity

** Including purchased traffic

  • Change %: Change compared to the figures of the respective periods in the previous year (p = points).
  • Available seat kilometres. ASK: Total number of seats available. multiplied by the number of kilometres flown.
  • Revenue passenger kilometres. RPK: Number of revenue passengers carried. multiplied by kilometres flown.
  • Passenger load factor: Share of revenue passenger kilometres of available seat kilometres.
  • Available tonne kilometres. ATK: Number of tonnes of capacity for carriage of passengers. cargo and mail. multiplied by kilometres flown.
  • Revenue tonne kilometres. RTK: Total revenue load consisting of passengers. cargo and mail. multiplied by kilometres flown.
  • Overall load factor: Share of revenue tonne kilometres of available tonne kilometres.

Top Copyright Photo: Finnair Airbus A321-231 WL OH-LZU (msn 8401) ZRH (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 954917.

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Finnair refreshes its business class menu

Finnair has made this announcement:

The food at Finnair is well known for its high-quality Nordic specialties and local ingredients. The refreshed Business Class menu still highlights these elements but to boost the Scandi flavors Finnair has now looked towards the tastes of Japan and makes the most of local delicacies in the destination countries.

Both the short-haul and long-haul flights can now enjoy a renewed Business Class menu.

“Customer service is obviously always the number one factor in customer experience, but food is also very high up. That is why we are happy that we’ve been able to rethink what our customers want the food service to be now,” says Maarit Keränen, Head of Inflight Food and Beverage Concept.

At the center of the new menu selection remains the modern and high-quality flavors that the customers expect and appreciate.

“But we have also found that a little twist of Japanese cuisine works well with the Scandinavian flavors. The culinary traditions are very similar,” Keränen states.

There is a focus on local ingredients, especially when it comes to the meals made in the Helsinki kitchen. On the return flights from long-haul destinations the meals are made locally, and the local food heritage is respected.

SIMPLE AND BEAUTIFUL

According to Keränen the new menu strives to be simple yet pleasing to the eye and delicious. The idea has been to find a limited number of options that most passengers will find delicious.

“Of course, we cater for all that have dietary restrictions or allergies and offer around 20 different special meals to pre-order,” she says.

Simplicity is important for the sustainability targets that Finnair has. The goal is to avoid carrying large quantities of extra meals onboard and offer a high-quality experience done in a smart and resource efficient way.

Customer wishes have been heard in the changes made and this has led to entirely new features in the service.

“For example, we are now introducing oat milk as a coffee creamer option to the long-haul flights in Business Class. This has been highly requested by our passengers,” Keränen mentions.

LONG-HAUL GIVES YOU TIME TO SAVOR THE NEW FLAVORS

The meals on long-haul flights are a great combination of tradition and refreshing new experiences. Before the actual meal passengers can snack on a small amuse bouche. The starter is a combination of three different elements where Scandinavia meet the piquant flavors of Asia.

There are three options for the main course, one of which has the interesting, sustainable Benella rainbow trout as the main ingredient. The other two options are a Japan inspired chicken dish and a plant-based meal that celebrates the tastes of India.

“All the main courses have an emphasis on umami. Your sense of taste is not as heightened when on air, so deeper flavors hold their own better than more delicate ones,” Keränen describes.

After the main course there is a separate cheese course, where at the moment the traditional French Comté meets a Finnish white cheese Heidi from Herkkujuustola cheesery.

Many passengers know to expect a cake to finish the meal with and you can still find a lovely Normandy apple tart on the menu. To fit the trend of all things traditional and as a nod to the Finnish exotic the other option is now a whisked berry mousse. It is usually made with lingonberries but modernized by Finnair and made from blackcurrants.

“My bet is that it is going to be a bit hit,” Keränen mentions.

There is another meal served prior to landing on long-haul flights. If arriving before noon the meal is a generous breakfast including continental elements such as fresh fruit and bread. If you are feeling quite hungry there is the option to have a traditional hot breakfast as well.

Later in the day the second meal is an avocado pasta. According to Keränen Finnair wants to include plant-based dishes but with a strong focus on deliciousness.

“The most important factors are always quality and taste,” she states.

In addition to the actual meals there are small snacks available throughout the flight to satisfy a small hunger or a craving to snack when watching a movie.

SHORT-HAUL MEANS FRESH AND EASY TO EAT

Even on the short-haul flights there is an emphasis on wonderful food experiences. But the food must also be easy to eat, light and refreshing.

On the flights that are approximately an hour or under the meal served is a sandwich with accompanying drinks. If the flight is under three hours the meal is a fresh, cold dish made in the Finnair kitchen. For now, the meal is a hearty salad made from Benella rainbow trout. In the future the dish might be another chilled option, such as a poke bowl.

For the flights that are over three hours the passengers have the time to enjoy a rounded three course meal based on the new flavor profiles.

In addition, the passengers can always make the most of the Nordic Kitchen onboard menu, that features light snacks and a variety of drinks.

“Our service now represents a new way of thinking about food. It is local yet global, simple yet offers incredible taste sensations,” she outlines.

Finnair to offer an affordable COVID-19 testing near Helsinki Airport

Finnair has made this announcement:

Several EU countries require travellers to have a negative corona test as a requirement for entry. To make travel more accessible to more people, Finnair is now introducing a rapid antigen test that costs just 65 euros and is available from 4 August. Testing is handled by Finnair Health Services and it’s available at Finnair’s headquarters in Vantaa near the airport at Tietotie 9.

The test can be booked online at finnairtest.mbooking.fi. The booking can be made with a Finnish personal identity code, or your date of birth. The test result and certificate in English are delivered electronically within two hours. The results are also available in My Kanta in Finland.

“Pre-testing is a prerequisite for safe travel in many countries. Therefore it must be affordable and reasonably priced for anyone who wants to travel. Finnair’s new rapid antigen testing service smoothens the journey. The rapid antigen test is a good option for tourists arriving in Finland who need a negative corona test certificate for their return journey. A growing number of countries are accepting rapid antigen testing as a travel document. Our aim is to make this available also in other locations in Finland”, says Kaarlo Karvonen, Finnair’s Head of Security.

The rapid antigen test is valid in most EU and Schengen countries and you get the result quickly, making it easier to plan travel. The entry requirements of different countries can be checked on the travel restrictions map on Finnair’s website or the websites of the authorities of the countries. Some countries only accept PCR testing for pre-testing, which Finnair does not yet offer. The PCR test result can be obtained, for example, from Finnair’s partner Terveystalo or another health care provider.

Finnair introduces nonstop long-haul flights from Stockholm Arlanda

Delivered on December 13, 2018

Finnair to complete with SAS at ARN:

Finnair opens nonstop flight routes from Arlanda Airport, Stockholm in Sweden to Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand and Miami in the United States for the winter season 2021/2022.

All three routes will be operated with an Airbus A350-900 aircraft offering a smooth and modern travel experience.

As of October 22, 2021 Finnair flies from Arlanda to Bangkok five times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. From November 28, 2021 the weekly frequencies will be increased to seven and flights are operated from Monday through Sunday until April 22, 2022.

Flights from Arlanda to Phuket will be operated on Sundays as of October 24, 2021. An additional frequency will be added Thursday as of November 4, 2021 and for Tuesdays as of November 30, 2021. Flights to Phuket will be operated until April 21, 2022.

Flights from Arlanda to Miami will start with two weekly frequencies, on Wednesdays and Saturdays as of October 23, 2021. From November 29, 2021 flights will be operated also on Monday and Friday until April 22, 2022.

Finnair flies to Bangkok, Phuket and Miami also from its home base Helsinki Airport.

Top Copyright Photo: Finnair Airbus A350-941 OH-LWM (msn 264) LHR (SPA). Image: 945935.

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