Seen at Helsinki Airport celebrating the start of Finnair’s new route to San Francisco are: Rick de Lambert from the US Embassy in Finland; Mikko Turpeinen, VP Global Sales, Finnair; and Ville Haapasaari, Helsinki Airport Director and SVP Finavia. The route between the two cities will be flown by the oneworld member three times weekly.
- Finnair has now added San Francisco (SFO) to its growing range of long-haul destinations, with the oneworld member beginning a three times weekly link from Helsinki (HEL) on 1 June. The carrier will serve the 8,719-kilometre sector on its fleet of 289-seat A330-300s. San Francisco, a route that will not face direct competition, becomes the fourth city that the airline flies to in the US and its first on the West Coast, with the carrier also serving New York JFK and Chicago O’Hare year-round and Miami during the winter season. San Francisco services will operate throughout summer until 28 September.