Finnair aloittaa suorat viikottaiset lennot Gatwickistä Kittilään 12.12.2017 ja ne jatkuvat 20.03.2018 asti. Jo aiemmin on ilmoitettu Ivalon suorasta lennosta. Myöskin Rovaniemen ja Kuusamon yhteyksiin tulee huomattava lisäys.
UK Finnair kontaktit ovat:
Andrew Fish, General Manager UK, Ireland & Benelux
Marcio Kugelmeier, Client Manager
Naomi Jones, Client Manager (looks after Japanese market and speaks fluent Japanese)
Ana-Maria Gibson, Client Manager (based in Manchester)
Ohessa Finnairin tiedote lennoista:
Finnair to launch winter flights from UK to Kittilä in Lapland
·New non-stop service from London Gatwick to Kittilä in addition to the previously announced Gatwick to Ivalo service for winter 2017
·Route brings Finnish Lapland within even easier reach for UK holidaymakers
·Finnair increases capacity overall to Lapland for winter 2017, offering 430,000 seats from November to April
LONDON, UK, 3rd April 2017: Finnair has announced that it will start flying non-stop from the UK to Kittilä, in Lapland, in addition to the previously announced new service to Ivalo. The new direct service will link London Gatwick and Kittilä once a week from 12th December 2017 until the end of 20th March 2018.
Finnair will operate a weekly flight between London Gatwick and Kittilä on Tuesdays, with the flights operated by Airbus A320 aircraft.
“There is increased interest towards Finland and especially Lapland as tourist destinations, and we are excited to be able to offer this new non-stop service from London direct to Kittilä in addition to the Ivalo service,” said Andrew Fish, General Manager, UK, Ireland and Benelux.
Finnair is also growing its capacity to several Lapland airports for the winter 2017 season.
Between January 1 and March 24, Finnair will add four weekly frequencies to Rovaniemi operating on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, operating the route up to five times daily from Helsinki. Kuusamo will see a 23 per cent growth in seat capacity with three additional weekly frequencies operating on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays. These flights will be operated mostly with Embraer 190 aircraft.
In addition, the daily triangle flight which was operated between Helsinki, Ivalo and Kittilä in the afternoon during the last winter season, will now be operated as non-stop flights on both the Helsinki-Ivalo and Helsinki-Kittilä routes. The flights will be operated with a mix of Airbus aircraft.
“Lapland has been attracting hundreds of thousands of international tourists every year and the interest continues to grow steadily,” says Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair. “The past winter seasons have been particularly successful and we have increased our winter capacity to Lapland by nearly 140,000 seats over the past four years.”