Finnair is adding additional frequencies to its popular New York JFK route for the upcoming summer 2020 season. Between April 4 and October 24, 2020 Finnair will operate three additional weekly frequencies on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Between May 4 and October 24, a fourth additional frequency will be added on Tuesdays. Furthermore, a fifth additional frequency will be flown on Sundays for the peak summer season between June 8 and August 30, 2020.
Finnair has flown to New York for over 50 years and currently flies daily flights to JFK airport. With these new frequencies, Finnair is adding a total of 250 flights between both destinations. The new frequencies will be operated primarily with an Airbus A350 aircraft.
Since 2013, Finnair has partnered with fellow oneworld alliance members American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia to provide customers with more flight choices, better connections, better pricing and greater service recovery on transatlantic routes through its Atlantic Joint Business (AJB).
This year, Finnair will fly to five transatlantic destinations, including year-round services to New York JFK and Los Angeles LAX as well as seasonal flights to Chicago O’Hare, San Francisco and Miami. Finnair has significantly increased its US capacity in recent years by adding over 117% of seats on the transatlantic corridor since 2015. Last September, Finnair announced David Posey as its first ever US Signature Menu Chef. Chef Posey curated Nordic-inspired dishes for Business class customers on flights departing from the United States to Helsinki.
Top Copyright Photo: Finnair Airbus A330-302 OH-LTO (msn 1013) (Unikko poppy – Marimekko) LHR (Wingnut). Image: 949062.
Finnair will add flights between its Helsinki hub and Lisbon, Portugal and Alanya (Gazipasa), Turkey for the winter season 2018-2019.
Finnair opened its Lisbon route during the summer 2018 season, and due to strong demand, it will now fly the route daily year-round. The frequencies added to the Lisbon route increase the capacity on this route by 70% during the winter season.
Finnair is also adding flights to Alanya (Gazipasa), a popular holiday destination in Turkey, and flies there twice a week during the winter season (October 28, 2018 to March 31, 2019). This is the first time a destination on the Turkish Mediterranean coast will now be available on Finnair scheduled flights year-round.
In addition, capacity will be added to Finnair’s Brussels route as of October 31 when Finnair will start to fly one of its daily frequencies, on both Wednesdays and Saturdays, with a wide-body Airbus A330 (top). This change will offer added passenger and cargo capacity between both cities and an excellent business class product with full-flat seats for this busy route.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Finnair): Finnair Airbus A330-302 OH-LTO (msn 1013) (Unikko poppy – Marimekko) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 937135.
Finnair has announced a new codeshare partnership with Alaska Airlines, which will further strengthen Finnair’s reach on the West Coast of the United States.
Starting May 20, Finnair’s code will be added to flights operated by Alaska Airlines between San Francisco and the following cities: Seattle/Tacoma, Portland, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County and Palm Springs. The new codeshares will offer smooth connections for Finnair customers connecting in San Francisco, where Finnair operates from Helsinki with up to three weekly frequencies between May 3 and December 5, 2018.
Finnair and Alaska Airlines announced a frequent flyer partnership in May 2017, which enables members of both the Finnair Plus loyalty program and the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan to earn and redeem miles or points on flights operated by both airlines.