Due to the continued increase in demand for Lapland as a tourist destination, Finnair is growing its capacity to several Lapland airports for the winter 2017 - 2018 season.
Between January 1 and March 24, 2018, Finnair will add four weekly frequencies to Rovaniemi operating on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Finnair will operate the route up to five times daily from Helsinki. Kuusamo will see a 21 percent seat capacity growth with three additional weekly frequencies operating on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays. These flights will be operated mostly with an E90 aircraft.
In addition, the daily triangle flight which was operated between Helsinki, Ivalo and Kittilä during the last winter season, will now be operated as non-stop flights on both Helsinki-Ivalo and Helsinki-Kittilä routes. The flights will be operated with a mix of Airbus aircraft.
Lapland is known for offering a range of winter activities from ice fishing, seeing the Northern Lights and skiing to husky safaris and reindeer sleigh rides. Finnair is the leading airline flying to Lapland and connects travelers via Helsinki to five Lapland airports with several weekly connections and timetables designed to support smooth connections from Europe, Asia and North America.
During the winter 2017 - 2018 season, Finnair will also operate new non-stop flights to Lapland airports from London Gatwick, Paris and Zurich. In total, Finnair will be adding approximately 57,000 seats to its winter capacity in Lapland.
Finnair has won the World Airline Award for Best Airline Northern Europe for the past seven years running. Finnair is a member of oneworld, the alliance of the world's leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travelers.