Articles Tagged ‘HEL’
World’s airlines already announced over 900 routes for 2013; Barcelona Airport #1 in the world for new services
Despite the global economic malaise, 2012 was a record-breaking year for route development. In 2013, Ryanair and Southwest are amongst the airline “usual suspects” with the most additional services on their respective new routes list.
Norwegian launches weekly seasonal service from Helsinki to Salzburg in Austria.
TUIfly starts low-frequency services from Hannover to Helsinki.
Heathrow becomes airport #50 for 787; average sector 3,400km – 25% of its 15,000km range capability!
Most of the eight airlines operating the Boeing 787 are keeping them close to base while they build-up familiarity with the new airframe. At 5,245 kilometres, Qatar Airways’ Doha to London 787 route which touched down for the first time on 14 December, is only using around one-third of the aircraft’s 15,000 kilometre range capability.
Finland airport traffic up 3% so far this year after 16% growth in 2011; regional airports lead route launches in 2012
Finnair still dominates its home market like few other European flag-carriers but which country markets are growing fastest in 2012? Which are Finnair’s nearest rivals and which new services have already been launched this year? Which were the fastest-growing regional airports in 2012?
Norwegian now flies to further Greek Mediterranean and Bulgarian Black Sea resort destinations from Scandinavia and Finland.
Blue1 now flies from Helsinki Airport in Finland to Budapest in Hungary and Bologna in Italy, as well as between Copenhagen and Lappeenranta.
Lufthansa expands in Berlin, launching 21 new routes from Berlin Tegel Airport.
Norwegian Air Shuttle has expanded its route network out of Helsinki Vantaa Airport in Finland with a new Spanish route to Mallorca.
Finnair now flies to Chongqing Airport in the People’s Republic of China from Helsinki Airport in Finland.
Norwegian connects Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden with Riga Airport in Latvia and Helsinki with Paris Orly.
Finnair connects Helsinki with Croatia’s Dubrovnik.