I would think they might use the OW hub in HEL to connect to the Nordics. Suppose it would depend on how nice AY wants to play with competition on the route. AY and JL have that kind of close arrangement through the Europe-Japan joint venture (with BA IB), both use their own metal on HEL-NRT. Hardl...Jump to post
casinterest wrote:Are you in the middle class?
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/20 ... dle-class/
Perhaps Finnair is lucky and get some of these professionals... Finnair will increase their (A350) flights to HKG from 1x daily to 10x weekly in S19 and they only use HKG based crews. Finnish language skills not required. I think it's 10 weekly to 2 daily for S19 but I'm not sure how attractive wou...Jump to post
If I recall well in a not so distant past they used to have Finnish crew based in BKK for the BKK-SIN run. Time changes....
Perhaps Finnair is lucky and get some of these professionals... Finnair will increase their (A350) flights to HKG from 1x daily to 10x weekly in S19 and they only use HKG based crews. Finnish language skills not required. Interresting. Those HKG must be so cheap to hire then and you can just get ri...Jump to post
Perhaps Finnair is lucky and get some of these professionals... Finnair will increase their (A350) flights to HKG from 1x daily to 10x weekly in S19 and they only use HKG based crews. Finnish language skills not required.Jump to post
it would be nice to have a more direct flight, not having to connect through CPH, AMS, FRA or LHR. I have family in BC, it would be great to connect through YYZ, with a stopover in Toronto. I think my family have tried all the available routings between HEL and YVR, through SEA when AY and SK still...Jump to post
Finnair did HEL - YYZ for a while (I actually flew on them back in the late 90s when they used the MD11 on this route), then downgraded to a 757... then nothing. Actually Finnair returned in 2014 with A333 but that didn't last longer than a couple of summer seasons. Perhaps A350 on the next round...Jump to post
The construction of the new airport in Sälen, "Scandinavian Mountains airport" can be followed here: https://scandinavianmountains.se/folj-bygget/ In Swedish, but plenty of pictures. Interesting remote tower concept. It says they are expecting the first flight in 2019 already, targeting t...Jump to post
The weather seldom is any big issue for the airports in Northern Europe, we are prepared for winters up here. Except for the 20-30 commercial airports operated with low-category (CAT I-II) ILS in Scandinavia versus the frequent fog happening (like NYO, MMX, TRF, KRS, SVG, TKU, HAU, AES, TRD, VXO, T...Jump to post
How much time is saved if you have weather issues? (same for HEL I would say) The weather seldom is any big issue for the airports in Northern Europe, we are prepared for winters up here, I assume in Poland as well. In HEL the major delays because of weather are rare, the last time HEL was closed b...Jump to post
PerfectGriffin wrote:GMP-CJU is amazing to fly on. The number of flights departing between the airports every hour is incredible.
:cloudnine: Now Qatar replace the B787 to A359 with the new Qsuite on flights to Stockholm. That means that those who fly business have a double bed to evict themselves in...... Wow that would be a good excuse to pay for an upgrade on the ARN-DOH leg, just for the experience... Though to be squeeze...Jump to post
zakuivcustom wrote:NGO will probably take most of the load for KIX.
Would there not be safety issues of kids going too or from school in Scotland?
Finnair's new CEO from January 2109 is Mr Topi Manner, Finnish 44y old. He is the Head of personal banking in Nordea, the largest bank in the Nordic area.
https://company.finnair.com/en/media/al ... id=3036060
DST doesn't work for everybody, but it works wonders in the north.
Primera indeed has a strange "game plan", to say the least. Their headquarters is in Latvia, and most planes in Denmark, if I recall correctly....but they have these transatlantic flights out of BRU, one of the London airports, and now Tegel, besides their "vacation" flights out...Jump to post
What about Lyon, Orly, Hanover, Dortmund, Rotterdam, Antwerpen/Den Haag, London City / Gatwick / Stansted? Finnair is actually commencing seasonal flights to Lyon in Nov 2018 and year-round flights to Hannover in April 2019. +Gatwick where AY is present in winter season, they provide scheduled flig...Jump to post
Finnair continue their once-weekly A350 service to Puerto Vallarta (PVR), Mexico in the coming winter, between December 13 - March 7 on Thursdays. This is a scheduled service though it relies heavily on their own tour operator in Finland. This is their longest route currently with 5386nm, the schedu...Jump to post
I was thinking more secondary Indian destinations; HEL is in a great position toYeme82 be able to use the 321neos/321LRs to connect the Eastern US and Canada to second tier Indian destinations using narrowbodies to keep costs low. Think ORD-HEL-CCU, PHL-HEL-AMD, YYZ-HEL-PNQ. It's the next logical e...Jump to post
does the A359 has the leg? Basically yes, HEL-HNL is 5914nm, Finnair's longest A350 route currently is to Puerto Vallarta (PVR), Mexico 5386nm. Phillippine Airlines is starting A350 service MNL-JFK, that's 7404nm. For Finnair Honolulu would most likely be a once weekly leisure-heavy service, leanin...Jump to post
shouldn't finnair renew /increase its short/medium haul fleet to meet the more capacity on intercont? That's why they have taken delivery of quite a few A321s during the last few years Yeah they have received eight new A321s in 2017-18, that's their most common aircraft type at the moment, 19 toget...Jump to post
But SEA would have been a nice connection to YVR and the rest of the PNW. I personally hoped for SEA, having family in British Columbia. My family got familiar with Finnair's DC-10 back in the 1980's when the routing was HEL-SEA-LAX. Awesome! Now, when will the JFK flight get the A350 upgrade? Hope...Jump to post
Finnair return to LAX in March 2019, 3x weekly with A350. Additionally SFO gets 4th weekly flight (A333) and ORD goes daily in summer (A333).
https://company.finnair.com/en/media/al ... id=3021928
I know it's a question of bilaterals and not always in Finnair's power to do, but, more than new destinations, what would REALLY be welcome is a second frequency to PVG and PEK that would arrive in the afternoon. They would love to get more slots in PVG and PEK, not happening anytime soon I'm afrai...Jump to post
Some 10+ years ago Finnair considered JFK-HEL-India connections, it looks good on the Great Circle map but nothing serious materialized. Around that time BOM was axed and never returned. India seems to be a hard market for AY, India's location doesn't support their Europe-Asia business model. There ...Jump to post
Finnair now has 19 long haul destinations in Asia, seven of them seasonal. According to their annual report their market share here in traffic between Europe and Asia was 5.9% in 2017, the strongest single Asian market being Japan. Scheduled destinations is Asia, bold letters = served year around: C...Jump to post
Even the SFO flights are only in the summer, so it doesn't seem as if California is a big market. N. America overall is not exactly a market that's big for them. True, N. America still is a small market for AY. Comparing different markets (ticket revenues) in 2017: North Atlantic 5,9% Finland 8,6% ...Jump to post
Little bit off-topic ... Finnair has a lot of codeshare flights with Aeroflot, but none with S7 Airlines. Does this have anything to do with keeping the Russians calm in regards to the overflight rights etc ? Otherwise a collaboration between AY and SU would be unusual - since AY and S7 are both in...Jump to post
I think the only two that have a chance at SEA would be two returns, Finnair (because of their partnership with AS) and maybe SU. Finnair to SEA would be great, they used to fly HEL-SEA-LAX (DC-10) in late 1980's. That was the first long haul experience for little HELyes. Realistically, a new AY ro...Jump to post
UA777EWRTLV wrote:Which airlines operate intra-European flights with a true business class seat?
I bet half of PAX will connect to/from Thailand. As a GOT employee I can only agree! It won't be unusual to see around 100 passengers on each flight bound for BKK/HKT/KBV. That's where Finnair will meet some new competiton, GOT has been a notable market for their BKK/HKT/KBV services. It looks Norw...Jump to post
President Trump has arrived in Helsinki, president Putin arrives tomorrow. I think this is a brilliant idea: Finland's biggest daily paper Helsingin Sanomat wants to remind the both guests of the importance of free press. 300 billboards on the routes from the airport to the summit are filled with ne...Jump to post
Presidents Trump and Putin will meet in Helsinki next Monday, this means reinstating of border controls on Schengen internal traffic for four days, from today till Tuesday midday. It's possible things get a bit slower at HEL though internal border controls are not exhaustive and are allocated accord...Jump to post
I'll be in Vienna next week, and I'm so glad he isn't doing it there, as it was under consideration. What a circus. I'm sure the people of Finland are just, so incredibly thrilled. This is the fourth time US and Soviet/Russian leaders meet in Helsinki since 1975, many locals hoped it had been Vienn...Jump to post
I'd have thought the amount of transfer traffic via HEL to Asia is tiny compared to the ME and big EU hubs. Do Finnair do any advertising, as public and agency awareness seems to be dismal. DUB isn't any huge market for AY but they can offer short total travel times to NE Asia via HEL, like DUB-HKG...Jump to post
Still no HEL... Are they scared of AY or what? Finnair and TUI fly HEL-KBV. It is the market in Northern Europe with more competition. More competition is very much welcome. Finnair flights to KBV and HKT are scheduled, a large part of the passengers are from the Nordic neighbors. TUI fly mainly se...Jump to post
Hi Nordic thread :) I was in Finland over the weekend and flew to Tampere from Dublin via Helsinki. It was a lovely experience with Finnair, a very nice airline. My friends and I were wondering about Tampere Airport. It has less than 10 short haul flights a day, but two terminals. One terminal seem...Jump to post
Yes HEL generally is dominated by Finnair. True, the brand loyalty to AY is strong and their Asia services support a dense network in Europe. Luckily the Norwegian base has been doing fine so far with some 40 routes, even SAS had to pull their Blue1 (SASFinland) out. SAS still compete hard via their...Jump to post
Finnair will again operate two round-trip A350 flights to San Francisco next winter on 2 Dec 2018 and 6 Dec 2018. It seems these "Lush" flights always have something fun going on, that's what happened in 2016: https://youtu.be/gnigL3ggyVU A recent Finnair A350 BKK-HEL flight, identical tw...Jump to post