Finnair chooses Stockholm for the transatlantic shift – PaxEx.Aero
Norse Atlantic will not launch a transatlantic service until early next year, but competition is still on the horizon for transatlantic traffic from Stockholm. Finnair announced plans to launch a trio of new roads this winter connecting the Swedish capital and the United States.
We’re excited to provide American travelers with easier and more frequent access to Finland and beyond through our extensive services. We have seen continued interest and demand for flights from our US markets and are excited to grow and deliver the distinguished flying experience for which Finnair is known.
– Caroline Borawski, General Manager, North America at Finnair
Miami gets the first dibs on the new service, which launched with a twice-weekly service on October 23. This drops to 4 times a week on November 29.
Los Angeles is adding 3x per week service to Stockholm at the beginning of April. JFK gets its additional flights to Sweden 3-4 times a week from December 7th.
The roads will operate until April 22.
In addition to these three routes, Finnair will also extend its O’Hare-Helsinki service during the winter. Historically, it only operated during the summer season.
This is not all good news for Finnair across the Atlantic, however. As part of its plans to add these routes, the carrier has reduced Helsinki frequencies in these markets.
The new roads also seem to bet on a change in health policies at the borders which will take place in the coming months. Sweden currently does not allow entry of Americans, even if they are vaccinated. Finland, however, allows the entry of fully vaccinated Americans.
All flights will be operated on Finnair’s A350 fleet.
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