March 30, 2015 Back to all news

Dublin Airport welcomes Finnair’s decision to extend its new Dublin-Helsinki route into the winter season.  

Finnair’s new service between Dublin and Helsinki started this morning and Finnair has announced today that the new route will now operate year-round. The new Helsinki service is one of 20 new routes from Dublin Airport this year.

During the summer season, Finnair will operate six flights a week between the two capital cities, using a 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft and offering a convenient schedule timed to connect with services to 12 destinations in Asia. From October to March the service will operate three times per week.

“We are delighted to see Finnair extend its new Dublin-Helsinki route into the winter season,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison. “The fact that Finnair is extending the service so quickly into the winter season shows the strong demand for this new route and the onward connections that it offers. We will continue to work closely with Finnair to promote this new service.”

Fredrik Charpentier, Finnair’s Sales Director for the UK and Ireland said the airline was “delighted to be linking with Dublin and looked forward to welcoming passengers on board its direct services while also offering the fastest and most convenient connections to Asia.”

He added that by extending the new service into the winter, Irish passengers would have the opportunity to visit Finland “during this magical season and witness such sights as the Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland”, while also continuing to have convenient connections via Helsinki to destinations throughout its network.

In summer, flights depart at 09.50 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday; and 18.05 on Thursday and Saturday. There are no scheduled services on Tuesdays. Total flight time between Dublin and Helsinki is less than three hours.

Total flight times between Dublin and Beijing are just over 14 hours, Dublin to Tokyo just over 15 hours, Dublin to Hong Kong 13 hours and 25 minutes and Dublin to Bangkok 15 hours and 25 minutes.