In line with its growth strategy, Finnair has announced that it will open a new seasonal route from Helsinki to San Francisco in June 2017. The airline will operate three weekly flights between both cities from 1 June to 30 September.
The flights will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Thanks to Helsinki’s geographical location, Finnair’s new northern route to San Francisco will offer competitive travel times for customers from Scandinavia, the Baltics, Russia as well as from many European cities.
San Francisco will be Finnair’s fourth US destination, along with New York, Chicago and Miami.
The new San Francisco flight will be operated within the Atlantic joint business between Finnair, American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia.
The joint business offers customers additional flight choices, better connections and better pricing on transatlantic routes.
Currently, the four airlines operate more than 100 daily return flights between Europe and North America.
“We are very pleased to be taking another step forward in the growth of our airline as San Francisco is an exciting new destination for all of our customers,” says Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair.
“In the same way as when Finnair flies to Asia, the northern position of our Helsinki hub will also present a quick alternative for our connecting European customers flying to North America’s West Coast.”
Finnair will also add capacity to Spain, by opening a new route to Alicante with up to four weekly flights between 26 March and 27 October 2017.
In addition, Finnair will increase its flights to Malaga with two weekly flights between June and July, bringing to a total of 11 weekly flights.
Last month, Finnair also announced new routes to Ibiza and Menorca for the European Summer 2017 season.
Finnair flies to Helsinki and Europe from Australia in partnership with Qantas and other oneworld partners. Finnair connects 15 cities in Asia with more than 60 destinations in Europe.
Finnair was named Best Off-Line Carrier for the fourth year in a row at the AFTA National Travel Industry Awards for 2016 announced in July. The airline, a pioneer in sustainable flying, is the European launch customer of the next-generation, eco-smart Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and is the first airline listed in the Leadership Index of the worldwide Carbon Disclosure Project.
The only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking, Finnair has also 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 travellers.