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Finnair boosts flights to London Heathrow

Finnair has announced plans to boost frequency of flights and increase capacity to United Kingdom and Ireland from Helsinki, Finland.

Starting 27th November 2021, the Helsinki-based carrier will add a new weekend service departing Helsinki for London Heathrow on Saturday evenings, returning to the Finnish capital on Sunday mornings. In addition to this, 7 additional flights are also being added to the route between 17th December 2021 and 2nd January 2022 to accommodate the festive demand. Finnair is presently operating 20 flights per week between Helsinki and London Heathrow.

From December 2021, Finnair’s widebody aircraft, Airbus A330 and Airbus A350, will return to London Heathrow services, providing additional capacity and upgraded seating.

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Additionally, from 3rd to 17th December 2021 and also on 7th January 2022, the airline’s routes to and from Dublin and Manchester will see an extra return service on Fridays. The airline will continue to operate 3-weekly flights between Helsinki and Edinburgh over the winter season.

Andrew Fish, General Manager – UK, Ireland & Benelux, Finnair, said:

We’re excited to continue our recovery and re-establish our popular frequencies from the UK and Ireland in line with customer demand for flights to Finland over the festive season. Finnair customers will be able to enjoy further flight flexibility when travelling for business or leisure from London to Helsinki, thanks to extra capacity for travellers eager to experience Finland’s winter period. We’re also pleased to be introducing extra seats on our Manchester and Dublin services to Helsinki to provide greater regional connectivity from the north of England and for our Irish customers.

Meanwhile, Finnair recently announced that it will fly to nearly 100 destinations in Summer 2022 and will add Busan, Tokyo Haneda and Dallas to its network.

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