Finnair is to add extra capacity between and Ireland and Finland across the 2017 winter and summer seasons, saying the move with satisfy the high demand on the Dublin-Helsinki route.
Finnair will add an additional weekly frequency between Dublin and Helsinki for the winter 2017 season. Additionally, as of March 27, Finnair will fly up to nine weekly flights a week to Dublin, an increase of three flights per week compared to the current 2016 winter schedule.
The route will be operated by a mix of Airbus A319 and Embraer E190 aircraft during the 2017 summer season. The new schedule will allow Irish passengers to easily connect onto Finnair’s destinations to Asia.
The move is part of a larger announcement of increases in capacity across the airline’s European short-haul network for 2017:
- A fifth weekly frequency to Reykjavik on Wednesdays between May 31 and August 11, and three weekly frequencies during the winter
- An additional daily frequency on weekdays to Copenhagen
- A third daily frequency to Vilnius on weekdays will be added year-round as of May 15 to open additional European and long haul connections from Lithuania’s capital
- A daily frequency will be added to Warsaw for the peak summer season between June 5 and August 4
- The Saturday flight to Alanya-Gazipasa, Turkey, will be extended until the middle of December 2017
“We are very pleased to increase capacity on our Dublin route, as well as other short-haul destinations. These exciting changes and developments for our airline reflect the increased demand, both from European customers and inbound travellers from Asia on these popular routes,” said Andrew Fish, Finnair’s new General Manager for Ireland, Britain and Benelux.