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Finnair announces new long-haul flights from Stockholm; increases frequency to Europe, Asia and North America

Finnair has announced new long-haul flights from Stockholm, Sweden. The airline states that it is meeting the increased travel demand by adding frequencies and destinations in its network to Europe, Asia and North America for the upcoming winter season.

New long-haul flights from Stockholm

This winter, Finnair will begin flying nonstop from Stockholm to New York and Los Angeles in addition to flights from its Helsinki hub. This comes after Finnair recently announced international flights from Stockholm to Miami, Bangkok and Phuket.

Starting 2nd November 2021 through 23rd March 2022, Finnair will fly 3-times-a-week between Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The flight schedule is:

  • Stockholm-Los Angeles
  • Departure time: 14:15
  • Arrival time: 17:15
  • Flight time: 11 hours
  • Flight number: AY3
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Los Angeles-Stockholm
  • Departure time: 21:05
  • Arrival time: 15:40 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 10 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: AY4
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays

Starting 7th December 2021, the airline will operate 3-weekly flights (increasing to 4-weekly in January 2022) between Stockholm Arlanda Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The flight schedule is:

  • Stockholm-New York
  • Departure time: 19:35
  • Arrival time: 22:00
  • Flight time: 8 hours and 25 minutes
  • Flight number: AY29
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (additional flights on Wednesdays from January 2022)
  • New York-Stockholm
  • Departure time: 20:35
  • Arrival time: 09:50 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: AY30
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (additional flights on Wednesdays from January 2022)

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These flights will be operated by Finnair’s A350 featuring 32 Business Class seats, 42 Extra Legroom Economy Class seats and 262 Economy Class seats, for a total of 336 seats.

Increased frequencies

Finnair will continue to serve its Asian destinations, flying daily to Tokyo, Seoul and Bangkok, and offering multiple weekly frequencies to Singapore and Hong Kong. Osaka flights will resume in October, expanding Finnair’s presence back into the Japanese market, with Nagoya joining the route network in February 2022. Dubai flights will also a see a widebody aircraft being deployed.

Finnair will strengthen its North American services and will serve Chicago, previously a summer route, throughout the winter season. Finnair also serves New York daily from Helsinki and operates three weekly flights to Miami and Los Angeles respectively.

Finnair’s European network will rapidly increase in frequencies throughout the winter, with double daily services to European cities such as Amsterdam, Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin and Frankfurt, and three daily frequencies to London and Paris. St. Petersburg will also see increased frequencies.

The airline also offers multiple frequencies daily to Scandinavian capitals, and will introduce Krakow and Gdansk in Poland for the winter season. The Helsinki-based carrier will increase frequencies to the popular holiday destinations in Spain, serving Malaga, the Canary Islands, Madrid and Barcelona with multiple weekly frequencies.

Finnair will continue to operate four daily flights to Rovaniemi, Ivalo and Kittilä, and two daily services to Kuusamo.

Ole Orvér, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair, said:

We are excited to be able to expand the breadth and depth of our network, enabling better connections for customers as travel continues to pick up. We are also re-introducing services to support a smooth and convenient travel experience. We opened our Schengen lounge already in August, and Finnair’s Non-Schengen Lounge at Helsinki airport will open in early October. Our customers can enjoy our newly refreshed onboard food and drink service where we combine Nordic flavours with tastes borrowed from our friends abroad. The best Finnair fares are available on Finnair.com and Finnair mobile app, where shopping is easy and convenient.

Meanwhile, Finnair recently introduced ‘Business Light’ tickets for those who want a Business Class experience for a less price. The airline has announced international long-haul flights from Stockholm with flights to Miami, Bangkok and Phuket.

Featured image by Airbus

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