Finnair has announced that it will extend its Miami service year-round, and will fly to Miami three times a week in summer 2016. The airline has also add frequencies to its Chicago, increasing service from three flights a week in summer 2015 to five flights a week in summer 2016.
“We are excited about extending our Miami route to cover the whole season,” says Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair.
Järvinen adds, “The Miami route has proven to be popular both for our Northern European customers as well as for Miami based customers, for whom we offer excellent connections to Scandinavia via Helsinki. The new schedule will also enable excellent connections from Miami to our Asian destinations. Our oneworld partner, American Airlines, has a large hub in Miami, which enables good connections further to the Caribbean, Central and South America.”
Finnair touts the attractions of Miami as a choice destination for its customers.
“With a population of more than 400,000 in a metropolitan area of more than 5 million, [Miami] is famous for its beaches and leisure activities, as well as its top-tier entertainment, sporting and cultural attractions,” the airline states. “Miami is also a major commercial and financial centre and widely seen as an economic and cultural gateway between North and South America.”
Finnair launched seasonal service to Chicago this summer. As the largest city in the American Midwest, Finnair states, Chicago has many attractions to offer its customers. “Chicago is..a global hub for business, leisure and the arts. Famous for its skyline and iconic architecture–Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper–the city boasts world-class cultural institutions, professional sports teams, public art, restaurants and shopping.”
The additional flights to Chicago, Finnair says, will further improve connectivity to American Airlines’ extensive network in the Americas, and also enhance Finnair’s connections for Finnair’s Asian network beyond Helsinki.
Flights to both cities are operated on Finnair Airbus A330 aircraft. Flights to Miami International Airport are scheduled on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, and the flights to Chicago O’Hare are scheduled from Helsinki on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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