With its fingers crossed, Finnair is preparing to expand its Summer 2021 network to 60 destinations across its network.
Like a lot of airlines, it has chosen to focus on leisure destinations rather than the usual business networks, as counties continue their vaccine rollouts, with a focus on the Greek Islands, Spain, and Italy.
The European network will also have flights to Reykjavik, Bodø, Nice, Lisbon and Vilnius.
In the long-haul market, the airline will restart two destinations to the USA – with Chicago and Los Angeles re-joining the network in mid-June. Meanwhile the New York route to up to three flights per week. The restart of these flights is still subject to the development of US travel guidelines.
The Finnair Summer 2021 network
- Palma de Mallorca
- Tel Aviv
- Chicago O’Hare
- Los Angeles
- New York-JFK
- Hong Kong
Ole Orvér, Finnair’s Chief Commercial Officer said
“We closely follow how travel regulations develop across our markets and have the flexibility to increase flights based on demand, seizing opportunities created when travel restrictions are lifted
Preparing passengers for travel
Ever-changing travel guidelines are going to be a feature this summer in many different countries. To facilitate travel planning, Finnair will introduce a new AI-powered solution for customers to explore available destinations and keep up with the latest travel restrictions in different countries. Through the new tool on Finnair.com, customers can plan their travels and prepare for their journey easily using an interactive map. The solution is produced by Smartvel, a technology company specialising in destination content solutions for the travel industry.
Finnair will continue its flexible ticket change policy for all bookings made by 31 August 2021.
In addition, Finnair Corona Cover has been extended and will now be included in bookings made up until 30 June 2021.
The cover is offered at no additional cost with all flight tickets for trips departing on or before 31 August 2021 and which do not exceed 31 days, providing they have been purchased via the Finnair website or mobile app.
In line with the recommendation from the Finnish health authority, Finnair requires customers travelling to Finland to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate or proof of a previous COVID-19 infection.
As of May 11, Finnair also accepts a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. There is no requirement for travellers aged between 12-15 to present a certificate.
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