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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...

DHL transports panda couple from China to Finland

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has moved two giant pandas from Chengdu, China to Ähtäri, Finland via climate neutral transportation – the carbon emissions for the flight are offset through a climate protection project. The male, Huá Bào, or Pyry by its new Finnish name, aged four, and the female, Jín B&ag...

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...

Airpro brings electric pushback tractors to Helsinki Airport

In spring 2016, Airpro has replaced its ground service equipment at Helsinki Airport with pushback tractors representing the latest technology. In total, it has five new pushback tractors to move aircraft on the apron. The new tractors are manufactured by Kalmar Motor AB in Sweden. Four of the pushbacks are fully electric and the fifth and the latest model is a hybrid tractor which is powered b...

The Airbus A380 may finally have an American customer and it's completely unexpected

There are 194 Airbus 380 superjumbos flying around the world with more than a dozen airlines. Currently, none of those jets fly for an airline from the United States of America. But that may soon change. In an interview with Bloomberg's Christopher Jasper, Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley told the publication that his airline is seriously considering the Airbus A380 double-decker...

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...

Finland's Polar Aviation named Falcon authorized service centre

Dassault Aviation has recently approved Helsinki-based Polar Aviation as an authorized service center (ASC) for Falcon 900, 2000 and 7X aircraft. The recent approval allows the Finnish company to provide line maintenance service level on Falcon 2000/2000EX/2000EX EASy, 900EX/900EX EASy and 7X models. They will also dispatch GoTeams which can quickly respond to aircraft on ground (AOG) situation...

AirClub welcomes Jetflite as a new member

AirClub is pleased to announce its further expansion by welcoming Jetflite to the alliance. Jetflite, established over three decades ago, is part of a large Finnish industrial conglomerate (the Wihuri Group) and was among the very first operators to fly business jets in Russia and CIS countries. Headquartered in Helsinki and having an in-house m...

Finnair Named World's Greenest Airline

Out of 20 major airlines, Finnair was the least polluting of the world’s largest airlines in 2014, according to a new study. The study was conducted by the U.K.’s University of Warwick in Coventry. They examined data from the annual reports of 20 large airlines as well as from the Carbon Disclosure Project, a voluntary carbon data reporting organization based in London. They looked...

Finland To Be First European Country To Adopt New IOSA

The Finnish transport safety agency TRAFI is to become the first body to start using the new IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) after signing a memorandum of understanding at the IATA Ops conference in Copenhagen this week. According to Tony Tyler, DG and CEO of IATA, this may help “reduce redundant audits while maintaining adherence to the global standards and recommended practices tha...

Finnair and Swissport sign contract extension for Helsinki

Swissport International and Finnair have signed an extension of their existing contract for ramp handling services in Helsinki Airport until 31 October 2020. The new agreement is effective immediately, and the companies say it builds a strong basis for future joint growth and further increased quality at the growing hub in Helsinki. Swissport International has already been providing ramp han...