June was a record month for Finnair flights, as the national carrier flew 1.4 million passengers, up 11.9% from the previous year.
The biggest increase in numbers was on North America routes, up 34.8% with new routes to Los Angeles and extra flights to San Francisco taking more passengers to the USA’s west coast.
Asia passenger numbers increased as well, up 9.4% over the previous June. Additional flights to Hong Kong and Osaka are part of the reason. Three new A350 aircraft to serve long-haul routes were brought into service in December, February and April contributing to the new June record figures.
Europe flights also saw a boost with extra capacity to Stockholm, St, Petersburg, London and Moscow; plus new seasonal routes to Hannover, Trondheim and Bologna leading to a 11.2% increase in passenger numbers for June.
Domestic passenger numbers were up as well, by 5.2%.