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Push for change - Finnair flies its first biofuel flights from San Francisco to Helsinki

Finnair announced that it will fly the first biofuel flights backed by its “Push for change” carbon decreasing initiative this week. On both August 5th and 7th, the Finnair flight departing San Francisco Airport bound for Helsinki, Finland, will be flown with a biofuel mix of 12 percent, reducing the total C02 emissions for the two flights by approximately 32 tons. “The lau...

Finnair grows its operations in China

Finnair adds capacity to Beijing with three weekly flights to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport, which opens for operation by 30 September, 2019. Finnair will operate to Beijing International Daxing Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays as of 3rd November, 2019 with an Airbus A330 aircraft. The new frequencies are in addition to Fin...

Finnair Increases Capacity To London For Summer 2019 With A Second Wide-Body Aircraft Upgauge And A New Daily Frequency

In line with its growth strategy, Finnair is adding capacity on its route between Helsinki and London Heathrow for the summer 2019 season starting on March 31, 2019. Finnair will add a new daily frequency to and from London Heathrow, operated with an A320 family aircraft. Providing good connection opportunities from London with Finnair’s oneworld partners, the new flight will leave...

Finnair Issues EUR 200 Million Bond

Finnair Plc issues a senior unsecured bond of EUR 200 million (the “Bond”). The Bond matures on 29 March 2022, it bears a fixed annual interest at the rate of 2.250 percent and has an issue price of 99.925 percent. The bond is callable before its final maturity. “Finnair’s prudent execution of its accelerated growth strategy and continued improvement in financi...

Finnair and CFM celebrate 3 million flight hourswith airline’s CFM56-5B fleet

Finnair and CFM International are celebrating the achievement of three million flight hours by the airline’s CFM56-5B engine fleet. The Helsinki-based Finnish flag-carrier first became a CFM customer in 1998 with an order for CFM56-5B engines to power 12 Airbus A319/A320/A321 aircraft. The airline took delivery of its first aircraft in 1999 and is currently operating a...

Finnair partners with Slush to fuel innovation and digitalisation

Finnair has partnered with Slush, Europe’s leading startup event, to speed up innovation within and advance digitalisation inside the airline. In November, Slush will gather close to 2,000 startups, 800 venture capitalists, and 700 journalists from over 100 countries together in Helsinki to create and explore business opportunities. Together with Slush, Finnair will seek and identify pote...

fastjet raises £15mn through share placement

fastjet says it has been able to raise GBP15 million (USD19.7 million) in fresh capital through the issuance of 30 million new ordinary shares priced at GBP0.50 (USD0.66 per share). Among the investors was the LCC's own executive chairman, Colin Child, who agreed to subscribe for 140,000 new ordinary shares or 0.13% of the enlarged issued share capital. The funds will provide sufficient...

Asian stopovers to Europe regaining popularity: Finnair

Finnair’s Australian boss Geoff Stone says stopping over in Asia on the way to Europe is coming back into favour amid geopolitical tensions in the Middle East. Although Finnair does not serve this market with its own aircraft, the airline has codeshare arrangements with British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Qantas, as well as interline agreements with Japan Airlines, to take passengers from...