Finnair announced today that they are launching non-stop flights between Helsinki (HEL) and San Francisco (SFO) in June 2017. The flight will operate 3x per week until September 30th on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
Thanks to Helsinki’s geographical location, Finnair’s new northern route to San Francisco will offer competitive travel times for customers from Scandinavia, the Baltics, Russia as well as from many European cities. San Francisco will be Finnair’s fourth US destination, along with New York, Chicago and Miami. The new San Francisco flight will be operated within the Atlantic joint business between Finnair, American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia.
The flights have already been loaded and the British Airway site is displaying award seats, though AA has yet to update . Unfortunately, there is only sporadic business class availability on the new flight during the seasonal period; nothing like what we saw when Austrian announced their LAX flight last week. See: Austrian Launches Flights to LAX, Award Space WIDE OPEN