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Finnair headed to Los Angeles in 2019

Los Angeles will be Finnair’s fifth US destination, along with New York, Chicago, Miami and San Francisco.Shutterstock

Finnish national carrier Finnair is commencing a thrice-weekly service to LAX airport in March next year.

The sun is rising for Finnair in LA. Image: Finnair

The new route will be Finnair’s first in the US to be regularly operated with the new Airbus A350 aircraft.

“We opened our route to San Francisco two years ago with tremendous success, proving that California and the West Coast are very popular with our customers,” saysJuha Järvinen, chief commercial officer at Finnair. “We are confident that this new route to Los Angeles will garner the same level of interest moving forward.”

The Finnish capital’s geographical location means that the new route will offer competitive and convenient travel times for international customers from Scandinavia, the Baltics, Russia and northern Germany.

The approximate flight times are expected to be 11 hours to LAX and 10 hours and 30 minutes to Helsinki.

Finnair is also increasing its number of weekly flights to San Francisco to four next summer. The addition of the LA route means that the airline will offer daily flights to California from Helsinki.

Published on 21.08.2018