Finnair (Helsinki) will introduce scheduled services to Krabi and Phuket in Thailand. Both of these destinations were previously served only on a charter basis. Flights to Phuket (HKT) will be operated three times a week from November 14, and to Krabi (KBV) twice a week from December 10. Both routes will be operated with Airbus A340 aircraft.
The number of weekly flights to Nagoya, Japan (NGO) will also increase from four to five per week. The additional frequency is scheduled to depart on Tuesdays in November–December and Wednesdays from January to March. All Finnair flights to Nagoya are operated with Airbus A330 aircraft with full-flat seats in Business Class.
Additionally, Finnair will reopen its service to Tromsø (TOS). The Arctic city in the far north of Norway will be served from Helsinki three times a week from January 1 until March 28, 2015 for the Northern Lights season. The route will be operated by Flybe Finland with Embraer 190 aircraft.
Copyright Photo: Kok Chwee K.C. Sim/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A340-313X OH-LQD (msn 921) in the special Unikko floral print 1964 color scheme departs from Singapore.
Finnair (Helsinki) will increase its number of flights to Thailand for next winter. From December 30, 2014 to March 27, 2015 Finnair will supplement its double-daily winter service to Bangkok with three additional frequencies per week. The extra flights bring the number of Finnair’s peak-season weekly Bangkok services to 17, the most frequencies of any European carrier.
The additional flights are scheduled to depart on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. Flight AY 091 departs Helsinki Airport (HEL) at 8:15 P.M. (2015) for arrival at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) at 11:00 A.M. (1100) the next day. Flight AY 092 leaves Bangkok on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 12:45 P.M. (1245) for arrival in Helsinki at 6:55 P.M. (1855). The new evening frequencies, operated with Airbus A340 aircraft in a two-class Business and Economy configuration, offer excellent connections with other cities in Finland, Scandinavia, France and Germany. Together with the daily Bangkok flights AY 089 (departure at 4:40 PM) and AY 095 (6:30 PM), the three extra flights constitute an intensive traffic program giving passengers a wide range of choices and increased connectivity throughout Finnair’s network.
Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A340-313X OH-LQD (msn 921) in the special Unikko floral print (1964) design taxies at Toronto (Pearson).
Finnair (Helsinki) and Finnish design house Marimekko are teaming up to enhance the air travel experience with a new design partnership. From spring 2013 all Finnair aircraft will feature a Marimekko for Finnair collection of textiles and tableware, featuring Marimekko’s classic patterns. The Marimekko for Finnair collection is specially designed to add a light and fresh visual and tactile dimension to the onboard experience, while lightening the airline’s carbon footprint as well.
Two of Finnair’s long-haul aircraft will also wear livery based on Marimekko designs. An Airbus A340-300 (A340-313X OH-LQD) featuring Maija Isola’s iconic Unikko floral print from 1964 is already operating between Helsinki and Finnair’s Asian destinations, and it will be followed by another aircraft in Marimekko livery in spring 2013. OH-LQD was unveiled on October 21 at Helsinki.
Marimekko is a Finnish textile and clothing design company renowned first and foremost for its original prints and colors. The company designs and manufactures high-quality household goods ranging from interior decoration textiles to tableware as well as clothing, bags, and other accessories. When Marimekko was founded in 1951, its unprecedented printed fabrics gave it a strong and unique identity. Marimekko products are sold in about 40 countries. In 2011, sales of the company’s brands were some EUR 170 million with net sales of EUR 77 million. At the end of the year, there were 90 Marimekko stores. The key markets are North America, Northern Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The Group has about 500 employees. Marimekko’s shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.