As a part of its growth strategy, Finnair has announced that it will open new routes between its Helsinki hub and Bergen and Tromsø in Norway, starting in May 2018.
The routes will be run by Norwegian regional airline Wideroe, while the flights will be sold and marketed by Finnair. The onboard service will be based on the Finnair dual class service concept.
Starting May 15, 2018, Wideroe will fly from Bergen to Helsinki daily on the new Embraer 190-E2 aircraft. The flight’s schedule will connect to Finnair’s Asian flights and European network. Finnair also continues to fly to Bergen via Stockholm. Bergen is the second largest city in Norway, located by the Atlantic coast and is surrounded by mountains.
The flight between Tromsø in northern Norway and Helsinki takes place once a week on Saturdays, with the schedule also connecting to Finnair’s Asian and European flights. Tromsø is located 350 kilometers north of the Arctic circle, and is famous for its artic nature, the northern lights and a variety of outdoor activities ranging from hiking to whale watching.
Both Bergen and Tromsø are ports for the Hurtigruten cruises along the Norwegian coastline.
“We are excited to offer new direct flights to Bergen and Tromsø,” said Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer for Finnair in a press release. “The Nordics are attracting more and more travelers, and we believe our Asian customers will appreciate these additions to our extensive network. The new flights also offer our customers in Norway new connections to our network of 19 Asian cities and 100 European destinations via our Helsinki hub.”