Finnair has confirmed that it will launch
Los Angeles (LAX), California in spring.
Finnair will operate the
route three times per week with Airbus A350 aircraft commencing 31
“We are very happy to expand
our North American network and fly a new route to Los Angeles with
our Airbus A350,” said Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at
Finnair. “We opened our route to San Francisco two years ago with
tremendous success, proving that California and the West Coast are
very popular with our customers. We are confident that this new
route to Los Angeles will garner the same level of interest moving
Thanks to Helsinki’s geographical location,
Finnair’s new northern route to Los Angeles will offer competitive travel times for customers
from Scandinavia, the Baltics, Russia, Northern Germany as well as
domestic routes in Finland.
Los Angeles will be Finnair's fifth US
destination, along with New York, Chicago, San Francisco and
Miami. The approximate flight times are expected to be 11 hours to
LAX and 10 hours and 30 minutes to Helsinki.
The new route
will be operated within the Atlantic joint business between
Finnair, American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia. Currently,
the four airlines operate over 100 daily return flights between
Europe and North America.