Finnair to be first to serve remote Norwegian destination

Finnair to be first to serve remote Norwegian destination

Finnair’s newest flight route will serve a destination in the most northerly, and remote, part of Norway. 

The airline will fly to the Norwegian town of Kirkenes from April 1 2025 — its 27th Nordic destination — for the summer season.

Flights between Helsinki and Kirkenes will operate three times per week, via Ivalo, making this the only scheduled international flight to the airport.

Situated at the beginning of the Siberian Taiga and bordered by the Arctic Ocean, Kirkenes is one of the world’s leading destinations to spot the Northern Lights during the darker months, and the starting point for Hurtigruten’s Arctic cruises.

Anssi Partanen, Finnair Market Director Europe, said: “We are extremely excited to be heading further north, announcing flights to Kirkenes, one of Norway’s best kept secrets.

“Due to demand, we will also be adding additional frequencies to a range of popular routes across Europe, Asia and the US, which we know will prove popular with our loyal customers.”

As part of the airline’s summer expansion, flights to Japan will also receive a boost, with the airline set to offer customers daily flights to both Tokyo Haneda and Tokyo Narita in summer 2025. The airline’s newest route to Nagoya, set to relaunch this summer, will also gain another weekly flight in 2025, meaning customers will enjoy three weekly services to the Japanese city.

Across Europe, Finnair has added flights to a number of its most popular destinations, including the Baltic capitals Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. While in the US, flights to Dallas will depart daily from October 2024. 

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