Finnair to fly to Billund, Svalbard, more in 2016

Carrier to launch 12 new scheduled routes next summer
Finnair will start flying to Billund, Svalbard, Edinburgh, Pula and a number of summer destinations from 2016, as well as boosting frequencies to popular leisure destinations already on the route map.
Flights to Billund, home of the first Legoland theme park and the Lalandia waterpark, will launch all year round from April 4. The second largest airport in Denmark is “increasing in demand from Asian passengers […] and serves an important business market in Jutland,” the carrier says.
Finnair currently serves Copenhagen five times per day. With the Billund service “Finnair will also provide people in western Denmark with convenient connections to Finland and Asia,” says Petri Vuori, the airline’s vice-president of global sales.
Finnair will be the first airline to offer scheduled international services to Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. From June 1 to August 27 next year there will be three weekly flights from Helsinki to the northernmost airport in the world.
“During Midsummer we will provide three weekly flights to Svalbard, which is mainly aimed at European customers, but can be also be connected from our Asian flights,” Vuori says.
The Finnish airline will also fly to the Scottish capital Edinburgh from April 18 to October 27 and increase its Croatia service with flights between Helsinki and Pula from June 20 to August 12.
Also new scheduled routes will replace previously chartered flights to the Greek islands of Zakynthos, Skiathos, Santorini, Mytilene and Preveza. The same will apply to Rimini and Verona in Italy and to Varna in Bulgaria. The change gives people the opportunity to choose a package or individual holiday.
Finnair will also boost frequencies to the popular summer destinations of Malta, Tel Aviv, Biarritz and Nice. Malta was a new destination this summer and “there has been high demand from Finland and Asia, so an extra weekly flight will be added for summer 2016,” the airline says.
TTG Nordic

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