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 was established in the year 1923 as Aero O/Y. It entered into Finnish trade register on December 11th, 1923. Finnair's first flight flew on March 20th, 1924 from Helsinki to Tallinn. The airline saw half of its fleet requisitioned by Finnish Air Force during World War II. In the year 1946, Government of Finland acquired a major stake in the company. It re-established services to Europe on November 1st, 1947 and in 1953, it branded itself as Finnair. In the year 1961, Finnair joined jet age with the addition of Rolls-Royce Avon-engine Caravelles to their fleet. In 1961, it bought Douglas DC-8, a U.S. made jet. Finnair joined Oneworld Alliance in 1999.
Finnair Flight Status
In keeping with their commitment to timeliness, Finnair informs its travellers regarding any cha...nges in flight timing via SMS to provide a seamless and pleasant experience to all their passengers. Travellers can also check the flight status of their Finnair flights on MakeMyTrip. Travelers can check their Finnair Airline flight schedule here.
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.