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Finnair expands accessibility to the US from Stockholm Arlanda – adds new connections to Los Angeles and New York

14th September 2021 update:

Finnish airline Finnair will strengthen its North American services from the new base at Stockholm Arlanda Airport ahead of the winter season and is launching two new long-haul routes to Los Angeles and New York. Finnair will also introduce direct routes from Stockholm to Miami, Phuket and Bangkok, as previously announced.

Finnair is expanding its service at Stockholm Arlanda for the winter 2021 season by launching two more long-haul routes from Stockholm Arlanda Airport, to New York and Los Angeles. In total, Finnair will operate three destinations in the US from the new base at Arlanda, as the traffic will complement its service to Miami as previously announced. In addition to the US routes, Finnair will also operate Bangkok and Phuket, which will be launched in autumn.

- The new connections and improved accessibility to the US are important additions to Arlanda's existing route offering both from a passenger and cargo point of view. North America is one of Sweden’s largest trading partners and we normally welcome a large number of American visitors - so this is good news for both the export industry and the hospitality industry throughout Sweden. The expansion is also further proof of Stockholm's strong position and an investment in the largest market in Scandinavia, says Elizabeth Axtelius, Director Aviation Business at Swedavia.

Starting November 2, Finnair will serve Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) - Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) three times per week.

Starting December 7Finnair will serve Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) - New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) three times per week, to increase the frequency to four weekly departures by Christmas.

Starting October 23, Finnair will serve Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) - Miami International Airport (MIA) twice a week, to increase the frequency to four weekly departures November 29.

Finnair is part of the OneWorld airline alliance. Finnair will base Airbus A350 type aircrafts at Stockholm Arlanda, an aircraft type among those with the lowest carbon footprint. Finnair has high sustainability goals, and its long-term goal is to be carbon-neutral by the end of 2045. Its first milestone is to reduce net emissions 50 per cent by the end of 2025 from 2019 levels, and the carrier is continuously increasing its use of sustainable aviation fuel. For further information about Finnair: www.finnair.com and OneWorld: www.oneworld.com.

Swedavia has carried out ambitious sustainability work for many years. All ten of its airports achieved the goal of zero fossil carbon dioxide emissions from their own operations by year-end 2020. Swedavia also works actively to promote the switch to biofuel and has the goal that five per cent of all fuel used for refuelling at Swedish airports shall be fossil-free by 2025.

Swedavia complies with the authorities’ advice and recommendations on Covid-19. In addition, we comply with international aviation industry regulations. For information about the measures Swedavia has introduced for safe travel, see for example: www.swedavia.com/arlanda/before-your-journey.

For further information, please contact Swedavia’s press office at tel. +46 (0)10-109 01 00 or press@swedavia.se.

For the press release in full, please click here.