Finnair has announced new direct flights between Miami, Florida, and Helsinki. The new seasonal flight, operating from December 16, 2014, until March 21, 2015, will be on Airbus A340 aircraft in a two-class Business and Economy cabin configuration.
AY7 will leave Helsinki (HEL) on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:55 A.M. for arrival in Miami (MIA) at 2:05 P.M. AY8 departs Miami at 4:00 P.M. for arrival in Helsinki at 8:50 A.M. the next day. The flight lasts approximately 11 hours outbound (HEL-MIA) while the return journey takes less than 10 hours (MIA-HEL). Starting from January 3, 2015, the service moves to three times weekly with an additional frequency on Saturdays. The timetable allows for an easy connection for passengers transferring from other cities in Finland, Estonia and Sweden.
“Services to Miami with codeshare partners have always been popular, and the time is now right to offer a direct nonstop route in the winter season in addition to these services,” said Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo. “Finns love Miami and southern Florida, and there is a sizeable Finnish expatriate community in the region. At the same time, this new direct route also gives us the opportunity to develop Finland and Lapland as exotic winter tourism destinations for Americans.”
The route between Helsinki and Miami International Airport will be included in the joint business on trans-Atlantic traffic with oneworld alliance partners American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia.