Finnair to fly new A350 route to Los Angeles in 2019
(Warsaw 21.8.2018) Continuing with its growth strategy, Finnair will open a new route to Los Angeles, California, as of March 31, 2019. With three weekly frequencies, Los Angeles will be Finnair’s first US destination to be regularly served with the new Airbus A350 aircraft.
Finnair is also making some additions to its summer program for the San Francisco and Chicago routes. Both routes will begin in April, and a fourth frequency will be added for San Francisco as of May. With the new three weekly frequencies to Los Angeles and the new fourth weekly service to San Francisco, Finnair will offer a daily flight to California during the summer season.
Thanks to Helsinki’s geographical location, Finnair’s new northern route to Los Angeles will offer competitive and convenient travel times for customers from Scandinavia, the Baltics and Poland, among other. The approximate flight times are expected to be 11 hours to LAX and 10 hours and 30 minutes to Helsinki.
“We are very happy to fly a new route to Los Angeles with our Airbus A350,” says Arunas Skuja, Finnair's General Manager for East Europe and Baltic States. “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 the new route to Los Angeles will garner the same level of interest.”
Los Angeles will be Finnair's fifth US destination, along with New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami. It is best known for its beautiful weather, famous beaches, and as the home of the US television and film industry, including the world-renowned Hollywood neighbourhood. It is also one of the largest business travel and cargo hubs in the United States.
The new route will be operated within the Atlantic joint business between Finnair, American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia. The joint business offers customers additional flight choices, better connections and better pricing on transatlantic routes. Currently, the four airlines operate over 100 daily return flights between Europe and North America.
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Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than ten million passengers annually. In 2017, Finnair's extensive network connects 19 cities in Asia and 7 cities in North America with over 100 destinations in Europe. The airline, a pioneer in sustainable flying, was the first European airline to fly the next-generation, eco-smart Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and it is the first airline listed in the Leadership Index of the worldwide Carbon Disclosure Project. The only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking, Finnair has also won the World Airline Award for Best Airline Northern Europe for the past nine years running. Finnair is a member of oneworld, the alliance of the world's leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers.