Finnair to start new A350 route to Los Angeles in 2019

posted on 21st August 2018 by Justin Burns
Finnair to start new A350 route to Los Angeles in 2019

Finnair will start a new three-weekly route on 31 March, 2019 to Los Angeles International Airport from Helsinki Airport – its fifth US connection.

The move is part of its growth strategy and it will be first route the Finnish airline regularly operates to the US with a new A350 – a core part of the carrier’s future plans.

Finnair is also making some additions to its summer program for the San Francisco and Chicago route. Both routes will begin in April, and a fourth frequency will be added for San Francisco as of May.

With these changes, Finnair will now offer a daily flight to California during the summer season with the new three-weekly flight to Los Angeles and the new fourth weekly service to San Francisco. 

Finnair chief commercial officer, Juha Jarvinen said: “We are very happy to expand our North American network and fly a new route to Los Angeles with our Airbus A350.

We opened our route to San Francisco two years ago with tremendous success, proving that California and the West Coast are very popular with our customers. We are confident that this new route to Los Angeles will garner the same level of interest moving forward.”   

Los Angeles will be Finnair’s fifth US destination, along with New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami. The approximate flight times are expected to be 11 hours to LAX and 10 hours and 30 minutes to Helsinki. The new route will be operated within the Atlantic joint business between Finnair, American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia.