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Finnair launches long-haul hand-baggage fare

Its Light class fare, which includes hand baggage only, is now available on the Helsinki-New York route.

Finnair is offering its Light class fare, which includes hand baggage only, on its Helsinki-New York route.

The change is part of a joint effort by Finnair and its Atlantic Joint Business partners British Airways, Iberia and American Airlines to offer more options and aligned fare types for passengers on selected North Atlantic routes.

British Airways has also revealed more details this week of its new Basic fare on selected transatlantic routes.

The Light fare, which has been available on the Finnish carrier’s domestic and European flights since 2015, is the lowest fare option in its ticket range.

Checked baggage can also be purchased in advance on Finnair’s website or at the airport. All other ticket types continue to include checked baggage.

More flexible
“Our Light fare offers more choice and flexibility for our customers as they have the freedom to select the ticket type that best suits their needs,” explains chief commercial officer Juha Järvinen.

“In this phase, the Light ticket fare type will be available on Finnair’s Helsinki-New York route, in addition to selected transatlantic routes operated by our AJB partners.”

Finnair says that the Atlantic Joint Business offers customers additional flight choices, better connections and better pricing on routes across the Atlantic. The four airlines operate more than 100 daily return flights between Europe and North America.

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