With its hub in Helsinki, Finnair’s expansion will reach all-time high during winter with new routes opening to 20 intercontinental destinations, including Goa and New Delhi.
Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair says, “We will fly two weekly flights to Goa till March 21. For the moment, it’s only for winter season. We have also added a weekly frequency on our Delhi route, which is a year-round route for us. We will now fly six times a week during the winter season and four times per week in summer schedule. We foresee growth potential in the India market.”
He adds, “There is a huge demand for Goa as it is a very interesting destination for Finnish and Nordic travellers. Marketing the new route is part of our normal route launch procedures. We believe there’s strong demand from the Nordic market towards Goa. Also, now the Indian travel trade has a good connect to Finland with Finnair and to over 100 destinations that we offer in Europe.”
We will now fly six times a week during the winter season and four times per week in summer schedule. We foresee growth potential in Indian market
He revealed that the expansion of its winter schedule was Finnair’s biggest in the airline’s 94-year history. “We are opening several new routes, expanding our network and fleet including our 11 Airbus A350s, adding capacity to Finnish Lapland and taking important strides in our customer experience. It’s a very exciting time to fly Finnair,” Järvinen says.
Due to the continued increase in demand for Lapland as a tourist destination, Finnair is increasing its capacity to Lapland by over 20 per cent. The airline has also increased its capacity from Helsinki airport to several Lapland airports for the entire winter season, and offers a total of 430,000 seats to five of Lapland’s airports.