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Helsinki, Finland Photo: David Ben-Zur
Helsinki, Finland Photo: David Ben-Zur

Finnair to offer flights to Israel

Been to Helsinki lately? Finland's largest airline announces plan to fly to Tel Aviv twice a week starting this summer

Danny Sadeh
Published: 01.15.13, 16:09 / Israel Travel

Finland's largest airline, Finnair, has announced its plan to begin operating direct flights between Helsinki and Tel Aviv this summer.


A round-trip ticket will be offered for €348 (about $462).


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Last week, the company revealed its summer plans and announced the introduction of several new destinations, including a Tel-Aviv Helsinki route on A320 Airbus planes.


According to the plan, the flights to Israel will begin in June and the company will operate two weekly flights: From Tel Aviv on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and from Helsinki on Mondays and Fridays.

2 טיסות בשבוע. פינאייר תטוס לישראל (צילום: shutterstock)

Finnair. Two weekly flights to Israel (Photo: Shutterstock)


The new route will allow Israelis to continue with the company's connecting flights from Helsinki to different destinations in Europe, as well as the Far East and North America.


The airline's flight schedule to the Far East is one of the most extensive in Europe and includes destinations like Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.


Finnair flies to 12 destinations in Finland, 39 destinations in Europe – including Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltic countries – and 12 destinations in the Far East (Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Hong Kong, Delhi, Bangkok, Singapore, Seoul, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo and Hanoi).


In addition, the company also flies to two cities in North America – New York and Toronto.



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