Finnair has unveiled plans to operate a new
winter route to Lyon, France for the 2018/2019 winter season.
Known for its gastronomy, historical landmarks and its proximity
to the French Alps, Lyon is the second largest metropolitan area
From 11 December 2018, Finnair will fly two weekly flights,
on Tuesdays and Saturdays,
to Lyon from its Helsinki hub with E90 aircraft.
Continuing with its growth
strategy, Finnair will this year receive its twelfth Airbus A350 aircraft
and will be adding several frequencies to its popular long-haul
Finnair’s route to Osaka will become daily
during the winter season with two additional frequencies on
Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Two additional frequencies will also be
added to the Hong Kong route on Fridays and Sundays, for a total
of 12 weekly frequencies.
Finnair’s route to Delhi will become a
daily destination during the winter season with the addition of a
flight on Wednesdays and a fourth weekly frequency will also be
added to the Phuket route on Mondays starting as of 10 December
In addition, the schedule for Finnair’s flight to Miami will be
modified so it better coincides with Finnair’s other North
American departures and its connecting flights to Europe.
Additional short-haul frequencies will be added to popular
Finnair destinations in Europe during the winter season. An
additional weekly frequency will be added to Malaga, Funchal and
Tenerife, two weekly frequencies will be added to both Rome and
Gran Canaria and a daily flight on weekdays will be added to
Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland. Furthermore, Finnair will continue
its non-stop flights to Lapland from London Gatwick, Paris and
Finnair will also be extending the operating
period on some of its existing routes. Malta and Antalya will now
continue operating from the 2018 summer season until 9 December
The routes to Edinburgh and Alanya-Gazipasa will also be extended
for the winter, making them new year-round destinations for
“Finnair is currently in the largest expansion
phase of its history and we are pressing forward by growing our
capacity to popular destinations in Asia and Europe,” said Juha
Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair. “These added
frequencies will offer our customers with more choice and
flexibility for their winter plans.”