Germania to launch flights to Lapland

Links to Lapland to reach “totally new level” next winter
Direct flight connections to Finnish Lapland will reach “a totally new level” in winter 2017, according to airport operator Finavia, when German carrier Germania starts flights from Berlin to Rovaniemi and from Düsseldorf to Kittilä. Germania will offer the routes twice a week in January-March 2017.
Finavia has welcomed the move and promises to give “100% effort to help make these new routes a success”. It says the new routes are the outcome of cooperation with Visit Finland and tour operators in the Kittilä and Rovaniemi regions.
“There has been brilliant travel product development in Lapland for a long time, and all the while Lapland has appealed to an increasing number of international travellers”, says Joni Sundelin, Finavia’s senior vice president. “Germania coming to Lapland means that the region’s tourist destinations will be easier to reach than ever. This would not be possible if it were not for the effective cooperation between the operators.”
Airlines have been showing much higher interest towards Finnish Lapland lately. Finavia points out that one of the area’s assets is that resorts are located near airports, which is not the case for many other winter destinations in other countries – where else can you go by snowmobile from the airport to your hotel?
“Lapland is the perfect destination for travellers seeking the real winter holiday atmosphere. We are very happy that we can provide our customers with direct flights to genuinely snowy destinations in addition to our traditional destinations in the sun”, said Karsten Balke, managing director of Germania.
Finavia has invested heavily in Lapland in recent years – a total of €35 million in the region’s airports in 2014-16.
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