Finnair have announced plans to launch services between Edinburgh and Helsinki in April of next year. The route is initially going to be seasonal and will offer connections to Asia through Finnair. The service begins on 18th April 2016 and will operate until 27th October 2016.
This flight will be served three times per week using one of their Airbus A319 aircraft.
Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Airport, said: “This is a significant route for Scotland and one we have been working very hard to secure. Not only will it give Scots fantastic connections to the Far East via Finnair’s excellent hub in Helsinki, it will also open up our country to significant traffic from Russia, China, Japan and Finland itself”.
“I hope that this is the beginning of Edinburgh Airport further strengthening Scotland’s links with these key global destinations.”