Finnair increases capacity to London for summer 2019

posted on 2nd January 2019 by Justin Burns
Finnair increases capacity to London for summer 2019

Finnair has increased capacity to London for summer 2019 with a second widebody aircraft upgauge and a new daily frequency.

In line with its growth strategy, it is adding capacity on its route between Helsinki and London Heathrow Airport for the summer 2019 season starting on 31 March, 2019.

Finnair will add a new daily frequency to and from London Heathrow, operated with an Airbus A320 aircraft. The new flight will leave Helsinki at 11:40h and the return flight from London will depart at 13:50h (local times).

In addition, Finnair will further increase its capacity on the London route by upgauging the 16:00h flight between Helsinki and London, as well as the 18:10h flight from London to Helsinki, with an Airbus A330 widebody aircraft.

The change will provide more than 50 additional seats per flight compared to the current A321 narrow-body aircraft. Finnair currently flies an Airbus A350 aircraft daily for the first flight leaving Helsinki in the morning and for the return flight from London.

Finnair senior vice president network and resource management, Christian Lesjak said: “Finnair’s presence in London and in the UK has been growing steadily over the past few years and we are pleased to add capacity on this important route for Finnair.

“By adding the new midday frequency and flying an additional wide-body aircraft on the route, we will be able to offer even more flexibility and network connections for our customers.”

During the upcoming summer season, Finnair will operate up to seven daily flights between both cities, including two frequencies with a widebody aircraft. With the announced changes, Finnair will be adding approximately 21 per cent more capacity on the route compared to the previous summer 2018 season.