Finnair flights are set to end 2022 on a high, as the airline continues to recover its network.
During December, the carrier is expected to operate 8,252 flights, the highest number since March 2020, according to data from the aviation analytics firm Cirium.
The number of scheduled Finnair flights in December is also up 27% compared to the beginning of the year*, with the airline adding more popular flights to its network.
The Finnish flag carrier has also expanded its reach in the last year, with eight additional destinations being offered this December versus the start of the year.
Andrew Fish, Finnair General Manager UK, Ireland, Benelux, said:
“We are pleased to be expanding our winter schedule, giving customers a greater choice of flexibility to travel the world.
“As we prepare for our centenary in 2023, we are happy to be restoring frequencies to our most popular destinations and rebuilding our network.”
The airline has also just announced that it will be expanding its services to Hong Kong from December, with flights from Helsinki rising from three to five times per week.
The new Asian services come just weeks after Finnair expanded its Japanese network, adding daily flights to Tokyo-Haneda.
Yesterday, the flag-carrier also resumed flights from Helsinki to Miami, in a boost to transatlantic travel.
This winter, Finnair and oneworld partner Qatar Airways established a long-term strategic cooperation, with the Finnish carrier also adding daily flights from Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen to Doha.
The network expansion means Finnair will serve 16 long-haul destinations this winter across North America, Asia and the Middle East, giving customers a greater choice of winter retreats.
Services have been specifically timed to allow for easy connections onto Finnair’s European destinations – including top UK airports, London Heathrow, Manchester, Edinburgh and the Irish capital Dublin.