A very violent and blody first part of its 100 year history changed into something very nice! By the way; My house outside Stockholm is built by a finn and I have a great souna!!!! Congratulations! Tack! Yeah it was a rough start but all ended well, against all odds. Actually Sweden had a role ther...Jump to post
Congrats Australia! It was a long process in Finland too..Jump to post
This is was the Finland 100 opening party last new year in Helsinki with the epic Darude's Sandstorm, Finland's own boy
There's a big party in Finland today on 6 December, the country is celebrating the 100 years of independence :birthday: :champagne: First Finland was a part of the Swedish Kingdom for around 600 years, from 1809 an autonomous Grand Duchy of the Russian Empire and finally became independent in 1917. ...Jump to post
the war with Finland began after Finland finally failed negotiations in which the Soviet Union proposed the EXCHANGE of territories. You know what happened to our neighbor Estonia when they agreed "exhancing territories"... Stalin's plan was to occupy Finland and the Baltic States, to his...Jump to post
Last year Finnair flew an A350 with almost 300 business executives, investors, entrepreneurs and journalists from SFO to HEL for Slush, one of the biggest startup events in the world. It wasn't Victor A340 VIP but it looks they had fun on A350, entire plane Mannequin Challenge: https://youtu.be/q2p...Jump to post
Waterbomber wrote:they re not very profitable overall.
I happened to notice this from AY's new job ad : In order to serve the increasing Japan flight frequencies and one of our key customer groups, we will establish a new group in Helsinki and are now recruiting new cabin crew members with Japanese language and cultural skills. The new Helsinki group w...Jump to post
Why does JL serve Helsinki? Just curious... I didn't know that there were strong VFR or business ties between JP and Finland... Or is it a JV metal neutral thing with AY using a better (smaller ) aircraft ? I guess it's possibly because Its one of the shorter flights to Europe from TYO and they can...Jump to post
TMP will be closed for a runway renovation in JUL-AUG next year, but BT and FR seemed to sell seats for the period. Hasn't Finavia informed them? Ryanair will probably just start flying to Jyväskylä instead and call it Tammerfors… Actually it's Tampere. Tammerfors is the Swedish name for Tampere. T...Jump to post
This example highlights an infrastructure problem in the northeastern part of the EU, Scandinavian countries as well as Baltic states are poorly connected to the rest of the EU, due to the Baltic sea being in the region, separating these countries effectively from the rest of the continent. Should ...Jump to post
On Finnair beer and wine (also sparkling) are free on long haul flights in Y, harder stuff available for purchase. On the flights to USA and on the leisure oriented flights (Thailand Vietnam Mexico etc) beer & wine are served free only with the meals.Jump to post
Nami wrote:Some Finnair planes will carry a Christmas theme this year, here's the first one, an A350 (OH-LWD)
Finnair opened their direct scheduled HEL-GOI service today, Goa is now served 2x weekly with A333. Previously Goa service was charter based, flown with A321 via Dubai. I remember seeing an AY MD11 at GOI in 1997. Iirc, don't think that was direct either..? Very much possible, AY used MD11 for char...Jump to post
Good result from AY, the best Q3 in the company's history and the 12th consecutive quarterly improvement. You can say they have (almost) all the eggs in one basket = North East Asia but that's where their strength is.
For one DXB could be a 332 route, and so could phuket. A332 to Phuket? No no no.. planning to take AY A350 there this winter ;) Both Phuket and Krabi are served by A350, like all their long haul 'leisure' destinations this winter, except Goa gets A333. HEL-PVR (Puerto Vallarta in Mexico) starting i...Jump to post
A couple of years back on Helsinki-Phuket a Thomas Cook Scandinavia A332 had five toilets downstairs and one(?) on the main deck. I found it great but the flight had many families with little kids and elderly people who seemingly were not as pleased, the stairs were rather steep. http://www.airliner...Jump to post
flyboy_se wrote:I guess that with many 320s idle, they want to deploy them as soon as possible.
One stop will always be a more desirable option to most people. But that being said, Australia is a surprisingly big market for AY. Not necessarily. Many people prefer some intermediate stops during long trips to extend their legs. At least I do. And most of those who prefer less stops do not want ...Jump to post
Finnair's scheduled flight AY979 yesterday to FNC, Madeira was truly unlucky, it didn't divert only once but three times. Probably due the weather in Madeira the final routing for A321 (OH-LZH) was HEL-TFS-PXO-LIS, this "Atlantic Tour" took 15h. The passengers are probably spending the nig...Jump to post
What about the Finns? :-) Portugal felt like home, slow and melancholic. Helsinki is a deep-frozen Lisbon :) Seen that movie/documentary portraying the Finnish Tango Culture ? ref: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2705574/ . Yes saw the documentary on TV, very accurate, shows though tango is loved in Fi...Jump to post
As Lentoposti mentioned in their article (http://www.lentoposti.fi/uutiset/arvopaperi_finnairin_toimitusjohtaja_vauramo_kaipaa_yhti_lle_isoa_kumppania) (in Finnish), the possible partner could also be Asian. When you think of it, it makes more sense. AY has for long time focused on Asian customers ...Jump to post
AY's stock bounced up around 9% today, is there some real reason behind this? Don't know if related but Finnair CEO was interviewed in Arvopaperi paper, targeted to stock owners. Once again he brought up AY need a bigger partner. He said the collapse of AB made Finnair even more isolated and they n...Jump to post
My guess is ARN gets EK 388 next winter season, will join the party then, already plannig the routing ;) Finnair will be the official carrier of the Swedish Olympic Team in the coming Winter Olympics in South-Korea (fingers crossed). In Swedish: http://sok.se/arkiv-for-artiklar/2017-09-25-finnair-fl...Jump to post
Finland's national airline Finnair says it plans to hire more than 1,000 new employees over the next few years in order to fly new routes and propel expansion. Source: https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/finnair_planning_to_hire_more_than_1000_workers/9838340 Will the new employees need to speak Fin...Jump to post
Finnair have a bus serice from HEL to the central railway station ...used it this morning. Really good service. Indeed Finnair still have their own bus service to the city, the train connection didn't kill it. It takes around the same 30min with a train or bus, in rain/winter the underground train ...Jump to post
What might that be? Most likely something not worth hyping up, but that's how these things work. Hardly anything spectacular coming, they have started a humoresque campaign on social media with slogans like "HEL of an experience" and "successful entrepreneurs go through HEL every day...Jump to post
According to Wikipedia, Finnair will launch seasonal service to Los Angeles on 1 November 2017. Is this going to happen? Finnair is advertising LAX on internet banners, but I couldn't find any non stops yet... Nothing really too strange about that. AY often has some offers with oneworld partner AA ...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:Ankara? Yes, by (many) miles.
I find it kind of strange why Finnair considered SFO before LAX. Otherwise, I think LAX would be a nice addition to the AY network. Lots of tech connections between Finland and the Bay Area. LAX not as much. Yes like the game industry. Finnair advertises faster flying times to Asia via their Helsin...Jump to post