Finnair's summer schedule brings the following changes.
HEL-AMS A321 introduced
HEL-BRU A321 flts added
HEL-ZRH A321 introduced
HEL-ARN-DUB frequency upgrade to daily MD82
HEL-FCO frequency upgrade to 5x-weekly MD82
HEL-BKK-SIN frequency upgrade to 4x-weekly MD11
HEL-PEK frequency upgrade to 3x-weekly MD11
HEL-SFO ops closed down (MD11)
HEL-KIX ops closed down (MD11)
HEL-YYZ will be operated only as scheduled B757 charters (pax limited to 200 for nonstop range)
HEL-JFK no flights in addition to daily MD11 this year
HEL-GOT (Gothenburg, Sweden) daily DC9-51 replaces earlier code-share on Tyrolean F70 HEL-GOT-VIE
HEL-ARN-BGO (Bergen, Norway) apparently not taken up this season (DC9-51)
HEL-MMK (Murmansk, Russia) apparently not taken up this season (DC9-51)
ARN-VAA (Vaasa, Finland) frequency cut to 1x-daily ATR72 (Flying Enterprise F50 wet-lease op terminated)
More Finnair flights replaced by prop partner Golden Air (SF340), which takes up flights now also to Jyväskylä and Vaasa. Rtrange enough, the holiday season closes down most of air travel in Finland; in July operations are heavily cut and flights can be very cheap. At that time of year, strips Varkaus and Mikkeli will not be serviced at all.
Finnair fleet stand is currently 4 MD11, 5 757-200, 4 A321, 2 A319, 21 MD82/83, 3 MD87, 9 DC9-51 and 9 ATR72. Next type to be phased out is reportedly the MD87.