With increased frequencies to the far east and this, I guess this could mean that AY might lease that ex CityBird MD11 after all, and probably put the leasure (charter) pax on that one, 'cause with only 4 wide bodies, this would be one tough program.
I'm glad to see NYC back to a daily though.
Finnair Restores Daily New York Service
Finnair’s flights to New York revert to their daily frequency as of Sunday, March 31. After September 11, 2001, flights to New York were cut to a five-weekly frequency, with the North Atlantic over-capacity switched to Finnair’s flights to Bangkok and leisure traffic
The demand for flights to New York has returned to the level of previous years after an immediate decline last September of almost a quarter. The decline in October and November was down by as much as 37 per cent. A reverse in the decline was seen in December, when demand was down on that of December 2000 by 18 per cent.
In January 2002 a three per cent increase was already recorded, and in February sales in terms of revenue passenger kilometres were up by 4.7 per cent. Cabin factor increased to 75-80 per cent.
Finnair’s daily flights to New York leave Helsinki at 14.15 in the afternoon and arrive at New York’s JFK at 15.55 local time (until 6.4. at 14.55). Eastward flights from New York leave at 17.55 (until 6.4. at 16.55), arriving at Helsinki at 08.50 the next morning.
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