Further strengthening its summer holiday offering for leisure customers, Finnair will open three new routes to Bologna, Bordeaux and Porto for the peak summer season in 2019. In addition, capacity will also be added to popular summer destinations.
Finnair will fly up to three weekly flights to Bologna, Italy, between April 10 and October 18. Bologna is well known for its gastronomy and wine scene. In addition, the city is an easy gateway to several other popular Italian cities and regions. Some of the flights will offer excellent connections for customers traveling from and to Finnair’s Asian destinations.
Finnair will fly up to two weekly flights to Bordeaux, France, between May 11 and September 14. Often referred to as the wine capital of the world, Bordeaux is also recognized for its food and wine scene as well as its historic center which is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Finnair will fly two weekly flights to Porto, Portugal, between June 21 and August 12. Located on the coast of Northern Portugal, Porto is Portugal’s second largest city and it is the famous home of Port wine. This route opening follows the successful launch of flights to Lisbon in 2018.
All three new routes will be operated with an A319 aircraft.
“We are very pleased to be able to offer these three new routes for leisure travelers next summer,” says Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair. “The three cities and surrounding areas have plenty to offer our customers and we fully expect the routes to be popular with food enthusiasts as all three regions are superb culinary and wine regions.”
Finnair will also add capacity to some of its popular leisure destinations. During the peak summer season, an additional weekly frequency will be added to Alanya-Gazipasa, Palma de Mallorca, Split and Tel Aviv. In addition, Finnair will also fly an additional triangle flight on Wednesdays between Helsinki, Ivalo and Kittila from April 24 to October 23.