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Fri, 21 August 2015

Finnair to Launch Edinburgh, Billund, Pula and Svalbard Flights

Finnair has confirmed that it will launch flights to Edinburgh, Billund, Pula and Svalbard in 2016.

In summer 2016, new scheduled flights will also replace previously chartered flights to the Greek islands of Zakynthos, Skiathos, Santorini, Mytilene and Preveza. The same will apply to Rimini and Verona in Italy and to Varna in Bulgaria.

Finnair will also increase the number of flights to the popular summer destinations of Malta, Tel Aviv in Israel and Biarritz and Nice in France.

Finnair will fly to Edinburgh from 18 April until 27 October 2016. "The Edinburgh flight will give excellent possibilities for our Asian customers to connect to Scotland on their trips to the UK, and it will connect Scotland to Finnair's extensive Asian network which covers 13 airports," said Petri Vuori, Finnair's Vice-President of Global Sales.

Flights to Billund in Jutland, Denmark, will become a year round destination from 4 April 2016. Billund is the home of the first Legoland theme park and the Lalandia waterpark, which are popular for families with children.

"Billund will be a great addition to our Scandinavian network, which is increasing in demand from Asian passengers. Billund Airport is the second largest airport in Denmark and serves an important business market in Jutland. Finnair currently serves Copenhagen five times per day. With the Billund service Finnair will also provide people in Western Denmark with convenient connections to Finland and Asia," added Petri Vuori.

Finnair will increase its Croatia service with two weekly flights between Helsinki and Pula, from 20 June to 12 August 2016. Pula is situated at the southern tip of the Istrian peninsula, overlooking the Adriatic. Pula's well preserved Roman amphitheatre is one of the most famous sights in the whole of Croatia.

The airline also flies to Dubrovnik and Split, offering a total of 14 weekly flights to Croatia. It will increase its Split service, with two additional weekly flights next summer. All of Finnair's Croatia flights connect with Asian destinations to cater to the increasing demand from Asia to the Adriatic Sea.

Finnair will be the first airline to offer scheduled international services to Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. From 1 June to 27 August 2016 there will be three weekly flights from Helsinki to the northernmost airport in the world.

Svalbard - located between Norway and the North Pole, is a land of untouched arctic wilderness.

"During Midsummer we will provide three weekly flights to Svalbard, which is mainly aimed at European customers, but can be also be connected from our Asian flights," said Petri Vuori.

See also: Edinburgh Airport Reports Record Month.

Finnair, Billund, Pula, Svalbard, Scotland, Edinburgh

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