• Joe Breitfeller

Finnair to Serve Over 60 Destinations for Summer 2021

Finnair is expanding their summer 2021 schedule with a focus on leisure destinations and will gradually grow their schedule to over 60 destinations as demand returns. From June, the carrier will resume service to Reykjavik, Bodø, Nice, Lisbon and Vilnius.

Finnair Airbus A350XWB - Courtesy Finnair/Airbus

On Monday (April 26, 2021), Finnair announced that they will gradually increase their network to more than 60 destinations for summer 2021 as vaccines rollout, travel restrictions are lifted and demand returns. The carrier will focus on popular leisure destinations and in June will resume service to Reykjavik, Bodø, Nice, Lisbon and Vilnius. Finnair will also add frequencies to the Greek Islands including Rhodes, Chania and Santorini, as well as to popular Spanish holiday destinations such as Mallorca, Malaga and Alicante. Additionally, Finnair will offer service to summer destinations in Italy, including Rome, Milan and Venice.

In Monday’s announcement, Finnair’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ole Orvér, said,

“We closely follow how travel regulations develop across our markets and have the flexibility to increase flights based on demand, seizing opportunities created when travel restrictions are lifted.”

From mid-June, Finnair will resume long-haul flights to Chicago and Los Angeles, and will also increase frequencies to New York with up to three flights weekly. To facilitate travel planning, the carrier has also teamed with Smartvel for an AI-powered solution for customers to explore available destinations and keep up with the latest travel restrictions. Finnair has also implemented a flexible ticket change policy for all bookings made by August 31, 2021, allowing travel date changes on all ticket types.

Additionally, Finnair’s complimentary Corona Cover has been extended for all bookings through June 30, 2021, for departures on or before August 31, 2021, on trips that do not exceed 31 days. Finnair Corona Cover is available for bookings made through the company website or app for customers traveling abroad from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain or Ireland. The coverage is provided by AIG Europe S.A. and is designed to supplement other travel insurance with extra coverage if a guest tests positive for COVID-19 at their destination.

Finnair Summer 2020 Destinations - Courtesy Finnair

Finnair requires customers traveling to Finland to present a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of a previous infection. From May 11, 2021, the carrier will also accept a COVID-19 vaccine certificate. A certificate is not required for travelers between 12-15 years of age.

Specializing in passenger and cargo traffic between Asia and Europe, Finnair is a modern premium network airline with a competitive advantage due to their geographical location. Sustainability is at the heart of everything Finnair does, and the carrier is committed to cutting their net emissions by 50 percent by the end of 2025 (compared to a 2019 baseline) and achieving carbon neutrality by the end of 2045. The carrier is also a member of the global oneworld® alliance and its shares are traded on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.

Source: Finnair