Finnair is to launch a new daily flight to and
from London Heathrow for the summer 2019 season, starting on 31
The airline will operate the additional flight
with Airbus A320 family aircraft.
The new flight will leave Helsinki at 11:40 and
the return flight from London will depart at 13:50.
In addition, Finnair will further increase its
capacity on the London route by upgauging the 16:00 flight between
Helsinki and London, as well as the 18:10 flight from London to
Helsinki, with an Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft. The change will
provide more than 50 additional seats per flight compared to the
current A321 narrow-body aircraft.
Finnair currently flies an
Airbus A350 aircraft daily for the first flight leaving Helsinki
in the morning and for the return flight from London. Customers
traveling from London via Helsinki to Finnair’s Asian destinations
can now have a seamless business class experience with full-flat
seats on their way to Asia and back.
“Finnair’s presence in London and in the UK has
been growing steadily over the past few years and we are pleased
to add capacity on this important route for Finnair,” said
Christian Lesjak, Senior Vice President, Network and Resource
Management at Finnair. “By adding the new midday frequency and
flying an additional wide-body aircraft on the route, we will be
able to offer even more flexibility and network connections for
During the upcoming summer season, Finnair will
operate up to seven daily flights between both cities, including
two frequencies with a wide-body aircraft. With the announced
changes, Finnair will be adding approximately 21% more capacity on
the route compared to the previous summer 2018 season.