Finnair has announced it will open a new seasonal route from Helsinki to San Francisco beginning in June 2017. The new route was introduced as part of Finnair’s recent growth strategy.
The airline will operate three weekly flights between the two cities from June 1 to September 30, starting in 2017. Flights will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
The new route is operating within the Atlantic joint business between Finnair, American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia. The joint business aims to offer customers additional flight choices, better connections and better pricing on transatlantic routes. Currently, the four airlines offer over 100 daily return flights between Europe and North America.
Due to Helsinki’s geographical location, the new northern route to San Francisco will offer competitive travel times for customers from Scandinavia, the Baltics, Russia and many European cities. San Francisco marks Finnair’s fourth U.S. location, following New York, Chicago and Miami.
Finnair also announced new routes to Ibiza and Menorca for the summer 2017 as well. The airline is also adding capacity to Spain by opening a new route to Alicante, in addition to an increased number of flights to Malaga as well. Four weekly flights to Alicante will be available from March 26 to October 7, in addition to the two additional weekly flights between June and July to Malaga, making a total of 11 weekly flights to the destination.