Finnair and Swedish partner BRA pile on the flights
Finnair says it will add frequencies to its route between Helsinki and Stockholm Bromma Airport while deepening its cooperation with the Swedish regional airline BRA.
Finnair is adding capacity on the route by 40%, now offering up to seven connections per day between the two capitals. The carrier also flies to Stockholm Arlanda with up to eight connections a day.
Starting from January, BRA will operate an additional afternoon flight for Finnair from Bromma in Stockholm to Helsinki and back during weekdays, giving Swedish passengers an additional connection to the Finnish carrier’s Asian network.
Finnair will also operate an additional morning flight from Helsinki to Bromma five days a week, plus an evening flight from Bromma to Helsinki six days a week, which it says gives customers an improved schedule and fast transfers to BRA’s regional network in Sweden via Bromma.
BRA offers connections from Bromma to Malmö, Umeå, Sundsvall, Växjö, Visby, Ängelholm, Halmstad, Ronneby, Östersund and Trollhättan.
“We are happy to deepen our cooperation with BRA to offer even better connections to the Swedish market,” says Juha Järvinen, Finnair’s chief commercial officer. “This is a continuation of our strategy to increase our footprint in Sweden, which is a strategic market for us.”
Reaching across Sweden
Christian Clemens, chief executive at BRA, adds: “Expanding our cooperation with Finnair benefits our customers, who now get even better connections to Europe and Asia. We have operated the Umeå-Helsinki route for Finnair since September 2016, and are now happy to expand our flying for Finnair with the new Bromma frequency.”
Finnair flies to four airports in Sweden – Stockholm Arlanda and Bromma, Gothenburg and Umeå – with up to 17 daily connections. With the BRA codeshare, Finnair covers 13 destinations in Sweden, and a loyalty program partnership between the two enables Finnair Plus customers to earn and use points throughout BRA’s network.