March 21, 2023

Finnair will now not function eight long-haul routes beforehand anticipated to run this winter, though additional adjustments stay potential. They embrace all 5 providers from Stockholm to the US and Thailand, seemingly ending its long-haul flying from the Swedish capital.

It comes as Finnair provides three routes to Doha – from Helsinki, Copenhagen, and Stockholm – in partnership with Qatar Airways. Maybe the exit from Sweden will pace up Norse Atlantic’s potential entry.


What’s occurring?

Ten months in the past in October 2021, Finnair launched long-haul routes from Stockholm. It appeared partly in response to having extra plane from its important market – Northeast Asia – being all however closed. It was additionally pushed by the exit of Norwegian long-haul from Stockholm, which had three of the 5 routes that Finnair serves, together with Fort Lauderdale as an alternative of Miami.

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Listed here are the eight long-haul routes that gained’t now function this winter:

  1. Helsinki to Chicago: at the moment operates 5x weekly by the A350-900/A330-300, decreasing to 4x weekly from mid-September. It was to run by winter with 3x weekly A330 flights, however the final bookable flight is now on October twenty eighth. It’ll return on March twenty sixth at 1x day by day
  2. Helsinki to Krabi: a winter-only route, it was to renew from Finland on November twenty ninth and function 2x weekly by the A350 till March twenty second. Now it gained’t
  3. Helsinki to Tokyo Narita: presently 1x day by day by the A350 and was to be that frequency winter. Narita has been minimize in favor of Haneda
  4. Stockholm to Bangkok: a winter-only route, it was to renew from Sweden on October thirty first and run 2x weekly utilizing the A350, ending on March twenty third. Now it gained’t
  5. Stockholm to Los Angeles: at the moment 3x weekly by the A350; was set to proceed by the winter, however now ends on October twenty sixth
  6. Stockholm to Miami: a winter-only route, it was to restart on October thirtieth and function 3x weekly by the A330 till March twenty fourth. Now it gained’t
  7. Stockholm to New York JFK: presently 1x day by day by the A330, however was to cut back to 4x weekly in winter. Now ends on October twenty eighth
  8. Stockholm to Phuket: a winter-only route, it was to recommence on November twenty ninth with 2x weekly A350 providers. Now it gained’t
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The place is it flying this winter?

As of August thirty first, Finnair’s winter long-haul community is as follows, however additional adjustments are probably. Discover the addition of Doha, with all three routes to reach into Qatar between 23:10 and 23:50 to hook up with Qatar Airways’ largest variety of flights certain for Asia-Pacific. Finnair’s plane will stay on the bottom in a single day, leaving for Scandinavia between 08:00 and 08:15 – as a result of, as you’ve guessed, they’ll be fed by essentially the most inbound flights.

  1. Copenhagen to Doha: 1x day by day; A330 (begins November 1st)
  2. Helsinki to Bangkok: 1x day by day; A350
  3. Helsinki to Dallas: 4x weekly; A330
  4. Helsinki to Delhi: 1x day by day; A330
  5. Helsinki to Doha: 1x day by day; A330 (begins December sixteenth)
  6. Helsinki to Dubai: 3x weekly; A330
  7. Helsinki to Hong Kong: 3x weekly; A350
  8. Helsinki to Los Angeles: 3x weekly; A350
  9. Helsinki to Miami: 3x weekly; A330
  10. Helsinki to Mumbai: 3x weekly; A330
  11. Helsinki to New York JFK: 1x day by day; A330
  12. Helsinki to Phuket: 2x weekly; A350
  13. Helsinki to Seoul: 6x weekly; A350
  14. Helsinki to Shanghai: 1x weekly; A350
  15. Helsinki to Singapore: 1x day by day; A350
  16. Helsinki to Tokyo Haneda: 1x day by day; A350
  17. Stockholm to Doha: 1x day by day; A330 (begins November 1st)

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