Finnair launches service to Scottish capital

Edinburgh Airport welcomed the arrival of Finnair on 18 April. Seen celebrating the start of the oneworld carrier’s service from Helsinki with a Scottish bagpiper are Gordon Dewar, CEO Edinburgh Airport, and Fredrik Charpentier, Finnair Area VP EMEA. Flights will operate thrice-weekly, while a fourth weekly service will be added on 22 June operating until 10 August.

  • Finnair commenced services between Helsinki (HEL) and Edinburgh (EDI) on 18 April. The 1,716-kilometre sector will operate thrice-weekly (Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays) onboard the carrier’s A319 fleet. A fourth weekly flight (Wednesdays) will operate between 22 June and 10 August. The city pair will face no incumbent carriers. Commenting on the launch, Gordon Dewar, CEO Edinburgh Airport, said: “This direct new route between Edinburgh and Helsinki is fantastic news – it is further confirmation of Edinburgh Airport’s position as a leader for connectivity from Scotland to Finland and onwards to the expanding markets of Asia. I congratulate Finnair for recognising the growing international demand for direct links to Edinburgh, and this move shows that they have similar aspirations for growth as we do.” Edinburgh becomes the third UK gateway for Finnair, with the oneworld member also serving London Heathrow and Manchester from its Helsinki base. See how Edinburgh Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.


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