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Finnair announces long-haul flights from Stockholm

Finnair has announced new long-haul flights from Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.

Longhaul from Stockholm

From 22nd October 2021, Finnair will become a resident of Stockholm Arlanda Airport, at least for the time being. Finnish flag carrier Finnair is set to launch three long-haul routes from its neighbor’s capital city for the duration of the winter 2021-2022 travel season. The carrier also operates flights to all of these 3 cities from its base at Helsinki Airport.

Starting 22nd October 2021, Finnair will operate flights between Stockholm and Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. The airline will initially operate flights 5-times-a-week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. However, as of 28th November 2021, the frequency will be increased to daily and will be operated until 22nd April 2022.

From 23rd October 2021, Finnair will start twice-weekly flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays between Stockholm and Miami, which is now getting a lot of attention with Emirates and Spirit Airlines being the recent carriers to add flights to this Florida city. As of 29th November 2021, flights will also be operated on Mondays and Fridays until 22nd April 2022.

As of 24th October 2021, the airline will operate flights between Stockholm and the recently reopened holiday destination of Phuket. This route will have the lowest initial frequency, operating once-a-week on Sundays. It will add additional frequencies on Thursdays from 4th November 2021 and on Tuesdays as of 30th November 2021. These flights will end one day earlier than the others on 21st April 2022.

Finnair will deploy an Airbus A350-900 on all of these new routes out of Stockholm. The carrier also operates flights to all of these 3 cities from its base at Helsinki Airport. Commenting on the long-haul expansion from Stockholm, Ole Orvér, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair, said:

We are excited to meet the travel needs of our Swedish customers with a non-stop service from Arlanda to Thailand and Miami, which are among the top winter holiday destinations for Swedes. The new flights will strengthen our offering in the Swedish market.

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Finnair’s Airbus A350

The Airbus A350s are the backbone of Finnair’s fleet when it comes to long-haul operations. The airline currently has 16 of the aircraft in its fleet, out of a total fleet of 83 aircraft. The A350s have a combined seating capacity of 5;025 passengers. With the airline’s total capacity sitting at 13,782, the A350 accounts for 36% of the airline’s total seats.

Finnair’s oldest A350s were built in 2015, with two different seating configurations to be found. Presently, all the aircrafts have a two-cabin layout, but the airline is hoping to roll out Premium Economy Class this year.

Out of the 16 aircraft, nine aircraft have 46 business class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, accompanied by 251 economy seats in a 3-3-3 layout. The remaining seven aircraft have 32 business class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, which are accompanied by 304 standard economy class seats in a 3-3-3 layout.

Finnair flights from Stockholm Arlanda to Thailand are now bookable through Finnair.com and to Miami also through travel agencies.

Meanwhile, Finnair recently introduced ‘Business Light’ tickets for those who want a Business Class experience for a less price.

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