The largest airline in Finland and the national flag carrier, Finnair has its headquarters at Vantaa and main hub at the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. It is one of the oldest operational airlines in the world with a spotless safety record. The airline is known to schedule specialised flights between Europe and Asia. Established on November 1, 1923, Finnair aspires to be the number one airline in Asia and Europe. The long haul Finnair Flights started with flights between Helsinki and New York via Copenhagen and Amsterdam on May 15, 1969. Apart from low air fare and online booking services, Finnair has also started web check-in facility for the customers. One of the biggest advantages for the travellers is the geographical location of Finland connecting far east and Europe with shortest route. Finnair Flights are known for providing world-class hospitality to the customers. The in-flight crew ensures that passengers do not have to face any trouble while on board. The passengers are served by sumptuous cuisine, making air travel worth remembering. The menu consists of Finnish and Asian cuisine along with some of the best wines available. Finnair is a member of oneworld Alliance, which means its network is extended to more than 800 locations across the globe.
Finnair Top Routes
Being a member of the oneworld Alliance, Finnair offers air tickets to as many as 800 destinations in 150 countries all over the world. The commencement of online booking facility for Finnair flights has added to the convenience of customers, along with letting them enjoy low air fare. The airline serves more than 70 destinations in Finland, Asia, North America and Asia. It also operates flights in popular European destinations like London, Paris, Rome, Moscow, Brussels and Madrid, to name a few. With the help of a dedicated crew, reliable fleet and courteous staff, Finnair manages to offer flights to far-off destinations like those in Middle-East and Asia-Pacific including Australia, India, China, Japan, Singapore, Dubai and Tel Aviv. With Finnair, passengers can book tickets to North American destinations that include New York, Toronto, Miami and Chicago. On the domestic front, Finnair provides frequent flights to locations, such as Kittila, Rovaniemi, Oulu, Kuusamo, Savonlinna, Vaasa and Turku to name a few. Also, as a member of oneworld alliance, Finnair offers various benefits to its passengers that include frequent flyer benefits and co-ordinated schedule. With a plethora of world-class benefits and services, Finnair is also known for offering top notch entertainment and in-flight shopping to its passengers.
As of March, 2011 the fleet of Finnair fleet consisted of a total of 66 aircrafts, which includes 11 Airbus A319-100, 12 Airbus A320-200, 6 Airbus A321-200, 8 Airbus A330-300, 7 Airbus A340-300, 4 Boeing 757-200, 5 Embraer E-170, 11 Embraer E-190, and 2 McDonnell Douglas MD-11F aircrafts.
The Baggage Allowance policy of Finnair allows free baggage allowance of 23 kilograms, with maximum dimensions of 158 cms. (height + length + width) on all Finnair domestic and international scheduled flights. In Business Class, passengers can carry two bags and passengers with Economy Class tickets from Y and B category are allowed 2 bags each. Infants are allowed one bag each, with a maximum weight limit of 23 kilograms, along with one pushchair or infant seat. To know the checked baggage allowance for leisure flights, passengers are requested to check the airline website, or consult a travel agency before buying a ticket. In case of carry-on baggage, Finnair allows baggage which can conveniently fit in the overhead compartment, or under the seat in front of the passenger.
Awards & Recognition
Finnair was honored with the Best Airline Northern Europe Award at World Airline Awards of year 2010.