Following on from its July announcement of new routes from Stockholm to Bangkok, Phuket, and Miami, Finnair has now confirmed that it plans to launch two more US routes out of the Swedish capital and that it plans to turn what has traditionally been a transatlantic summer route into a route that's operated year-round.
Finnair has announced that it plans to base three of its Airbus A350 aircraft at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport this coming winter season and use them to operate three new 7th freedom flights. Two of these flights will be heading to Asia while the third will be crossing the Atlantic to the United States.
For the past few days, things have been looking pretty gloomy on the Finnair Business Class fares front, but a little bit of digging has revealed that the news may not be quite as bad as we thought. In fact, the news could have been a lot worse.
With most of Europe planning to open its doors to US travelers this summer, Finnair has announced that it plans to restart two of the transatlantic routes that it operated pre-pandemic and it has confirmed that it will also be increasing its flight frequencies to New York JFK.
Yesterday, I got an email from British Airways to let me know that my Finnair flight from Helsinki to Los Angeles (booked for a few months' time has been cancelled) so I thought I'd write a quick post setting out how I plan to tackle this minor set back in the hope that it may give less experienced travelers an idea of how to approach any similar situations they may encounter.
At the beginning of April Finnair restarted non-stop service between Helsinki and Los Angeles after a 25-year hiatus and, courtesy of the restarted route, we now have a pretty decent Business Class deal for travel between LA and Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport.
Today is the last day to book some of the very good Business Class fares that Qatar Airways is offering between the Nordic countries and Asia but, if those fares don't work for you or if you haven't got the time to book before the fares expire, Finnair may be able to help you out.
Finnair has announced that it will be adding two new routes to its winter schedule for 2019/20 and, although the frequencies on the routes aren't exactly impressive, the fact that this is an airline known for the occasional great deal means that they should prove popular with oneworld flyers.
Today is the last day to book the fantastic oneworld Business Class fares on offer between Germany and the West Coast but, if you need more time to make plans or if those fares don't work for you, you now also have the option to start your journey in Sweden.
Finnair is currently offering a number of good Business Class fares between Budapest and Asia so, if you're looking to get to cities like Beijing, Hong Kong or Bangkok (amongst others) in comfort, these are the fares you should probably be considering....especially as the aircraft on offer has a great Business Class cabin.