Finnair (Helsinki) will operate its seasonal service to Toronto (Pearson), with upgraded two-class Airbus A330 wide body aircraft. Schedules will be timed to match speedy connections throughout Finnair’s network, particularly in the Nordic-Baltic region, Eastern Europe and Russia.
Toronto service will operate from June 1 to September 21, 2014, on Tuesdays, Friday and Sundays and will last approximately eight and a half hours. Flights depart Toronto (Pearson) at 2235 (1035 pm) and arrive in Helsinki the next day at 1345 (1:45 pm) local time. Return flights depart Helsinki at 1700 (5 pm) and arrive in Toronto (Pearson) at 1845 (6:45 pm) local time.
The Airbus A330 aircraft,with 229 seats in Economy Class and 42 in Business Class, replace narrow body single-class Boeing 757-200s previously in use on the route. Currently four of Finnair’s eight A330s feature seats in Business Class that convert to fully-flat beds, with more scheduled for retrofit during 2014. All A330 aircraft feature a renewed, complimentary inflight entertainment experience in both cabin classes, including 72 movies and more than 150 television shows on demand.
The Toronto-Helsinki route will also be included in the joint business between Finnair and fellow oneworld partners American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia on traffic between the EU and North America, meaning that all four carriers will code share the route with identical fares and conditions on North America-EU itineraries. The joint business makes Toronto yet another gateway for seamless, cost-efficient one-stop trips between Helsinki and dozens of cities in Canada and the United States.
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-302X OH-LTS (msn 1078) arrives at the Helsinki (HEL) hub.Finnair: