Finnair customers can enjoy savings of up to 50% as flights from Dublin take off in August.
From August 2, Finnair will resume services with five flights a week from Dublin to Helsinki, connecting Ireland to the Finnair network.
As the airline recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, it has scheduled 25% of flights to operate this summer, rising to a planned 70% for the winter season, with a mix of services to short and long-haul destinations, including those across the Far East and Asia.
Special Finnair fares from the airline include savings of 50%, with Business Class fares starting from €369 and Economy Class fares from €184 on return flights from Dublin to Helsinki, including all taxes and charges.
Finnair flights can be booked through local travel agents as well as via finnair.com.
Andrew Fish, Finnair General Manager UK, Ireland & Benelux, said: “Our five-times-a-week service from Dublin will reconnect Ireland with Helsinki and provide great onward connections to key Asian destinations, such as Bangkok, Hong Kong and Seoul.
“We are really looking forward to welcoming our Irish customers back on board from 2 August. While customers may notice changes to our onboard service as we adapt to the ‘new normal’, our famous Nordic hospitality is guaranteed to stay the same.”
The relaunch of services from Dublin is part of a gradual approach to re-introducing passenger flights in line with customer demand which will see the airline operate up to 25% of its schedule next month.
Finnair’s first flight into Dublin as travel restrictions are relaxed is due to land at 5:20pm as the AY1385, operating with an Embraer 90.
The return flight to the Finnish capital will depart at 6:05pm as the AY1386, carrying the first customers travelling from Ireland since the pandemic caused the temporary suspension of Finnair flights in March.
The Finnish flag carrier will review its schedule on a monthly basis and update it as travel restrictions as demand starts to recover, with the airline expecting to offer its daily service to Helsinki from September.
As travel restrictions imposed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic ease, Finnair has introduced new measures to ensure the highest possible hygiene standards when flying with the airline.
At airports, customers are recommended to wear a face mask and check-in online prior to arrival, with check-in desks equipped with protective plastic screens.
On board Finnair aircraft, the frequency of cleaning has been intensified, with a focus on high-touch surfaces. All cabin air, which is replaced every three minutes, passes through HEPA filters which filters more than 99.9% of particles, including bacteria and viruses.
A new boarding procedure will see customers seated at the back embark first with the reverse process for disembarking. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on board for all Finnair customers and cabin crew (except for children under the age of seven).
A streamlined onboard customer experience will minimise person-to-person contact during the flight, with one inflight dining meal tray, no hot towel and welcome drink and no duty free or ‘buy on board’ sales options.
All Finnair customers will be provided with a special Clean Kit which contains a hand sanitiser, surface wipes, and an information leaflet packaged within an envelope that acts as a waste container.
The kit has a special sustainable focus and features artwork by Finnish artist Reeta Ek. The surface wipes are sourced from sustainable Finnish forestry fibres while the hand sanitiser supplied by Kyrö distillery, better known for their award-winning world-famous gin.
Finnair’s fares include all taxes and charges and can be booked through finnair.com. The carrier urges customers to check the local travel restrictions at their destinations before making bookings and travelling.