Founded on November 1, 1923 under the name Aero, the Finnish airline Finnair is today celebrating 100 years of flight. It is now the sixth oldest airline in the world still in operation. She carried only 269 passengers during her first year of operation.
Long known for connecting Europe and Asia via the shorter northern route via its Helsinki hub, airline Finnair has sought a new strategy in response to the recent closure of Russian airspace.
With more services to North America and Southeast Asia
Finnair’s flexibility has been demonstrated by quickly adapting to recent geopolitical events. It continues to offer its customers flights to destinations around the world, with good service in its distinctive Nordic style.
A significant investment
The anniversary follows the airline’s massive €200 million investment in an improved customer experience and improved long-haul flight product.
Earlier this year, the Nordic airline was named a five-star airline by APEX, having been named ‘Best Airline in Northern Europe’ for the 13th consecutive year.