Finnair relaunches flights to Bodø

Finnair relaunches flights to Bodø
The relaunch aims to offer Norway-bound UK passengers a one-stop option via Helsinki (Image credit: Finnair)

Finnair is relaunching its popular route to the Norwegian town of Bodø today after a successful launch last summer.

The new route from Helsinki remains the only scheduled international flight from the city as Finnair continues to reinforce its Nordic network, the airline said.

Flights to the mini metropolis will operate five times per week between today and 12 August – an increase from the three weekly flights offered last summer.

Anssi Partanen, Finnair’s market director for Europe, said: “With demand for travel to the Nordics continuing to rise, we are excited to be relaunching our direct flights between Helsinki and Bodø, Norway.

“Located above the Arctic Circle, Bodø is a magical destination brimming with beauty, offering unique experiences to travellers from around the world.

“As the only airline to offer scheduled international flights to the city, we know our summer service will prove popular with customers looking to experience the Midnight Sun.”

The airline’s route relaunch aims to offer UK travellers bound for Norway an easy one-stop option via the airline’s home hub in Helsinki, with flights having been timed to allow “short and seamless connections”.

Return fares from London will start at £343 in Economy class.

Julie Abelsen, marketing manager at Visit Bodø, added: “2024 is surely the year to visit Bodø as we celebrate being European Capital of Culture this year, and Finnair is helping us connect to the rest of the world.”

Alongside its direct flight to Bodø, Finnair also offers services to the Norwegian gateways of Oslo, Bergen, Tromsø, Trondheim and from 2025, Kirkenes – Finnair’s most northerly destination.

This gives UK customers the opportunity to mix-and-match their departure and arrival airports to allow for road trips, train travel and twin-centre trips across Norway, the airline added.

Customers can choose from Finnair’s 14 destinations in Finland and over 25 destinations in the wider Nordic region.

All services have been specifically timed to allow for easy connections from top UK airports, including London Heathrow, Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin.