Ryanair today announced its return to Helsinki – Vantaa airport from the beginning of the IATA’s Winter season on October 31, 2021.
Ryanair will fly to seven destinations in Belgium, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and the United Kingdom, often using second or tertiary airports for the city (be careful!).
You can access Ryanair here.
Destinations from Helsinki:
Helsinki – Stansted
Here’s the announcement from the airline:
Ryanair Announces Its Expansion In Finland This Winter With 9 New Routes, 14 Routes In Total
Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (23 June) announced its expansion in Finland which sees its return to Helsinki Airport where it will operate 29 departing flights per week across eight destinations to a host of international hotspots including London, Paris, Brussels and many more this winter. Ryanair also adds 1 new Tampere-Pirkkala route from/to London Stansted operating 2 flights per week. Already operating from Lappeenranta, the launch of these nine new routes demonstrates Ryanair’s commitment to the happiest country in the world1 and will play a key role in the recovery of jobs and the local economy.
NEW ROUTES FROM DEPARTING
FLIGHTS PER WEEK
Helsinki Airport London Stansted 7 Milan Bergamo 4 Riga 4 Warsaw Modlin 4 Brussels Charleroi 3 Kaunas 3 Paris Beauvais 2 Poznan 2 Tampere-Pirkkala London Stansted 2
Finnish consumers and tourists can now plan their winter getaway – as far out as March ’22 – on even lower fares and with the option to avail of Ryanair’s zero change fee should plans change. To celebrate, Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares available from just €19.99 for travel until the end of March 2022, which must be booked by midnight Friday, 25th June on the Ryanair.com website.
Ryanair’s CEO Eddie Wilson said:
“We are delighted to expand our operations in Finland and return to Helsinki Airport with 29 departing flights per week across eight routes along with the addition of London Stansted to our Tampere-Pirkkala schedule, with 2 flights per week. Our Finnish customers will be even happier with a host of popular international destinations to choose from including Brussels, Milan Bergamo and Warsaw for Winter 2021/’22.
Efficient operations and competitive airport charges provide the foundation from which Ryanair can deliver these nine new routes and increased connectivity to/from Finland. We have worked closely with airport company Finavia to secure our return here for those that live, work or wish to visit the region. At a time when other airlines are reducing their schedules, we’re delighted to be making further investments in both our people and in airports throughout Europe and look forward to welcoming our Finnish customers on board in Helsinki & Tampere from October.
Mindful that Covid restrictions change regularly, customers can now book flights for a well-deserved break knowing that if they need to postpone or change their travel dates, they can do so up to two times with a zero-change fee until the end of December 2021.
To celebrate, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from €19.99 for travel until the end of March 2022, which must be booked by midnight, Friday 25th June. Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out”.
Finavia’s Senior Vice President, Sales and Route Development Petri Vuori, said:
“We are happy that Ryanair is opening new routes from Helsinki Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala.. We are pleased that Ryanair decided to make such a significant decision. It’s great that Finland’s wide range of good flight connections is gradually recovering. This is a signal that we are moving towards better times. Travelling through Finavia’s airports is smooth and safe”.
Whether you will ever set your foot on a Ryanair plane, it is good that they serve your home airport as the legacies need competition.
Norwegian used to fly to/from and within Finland, but it is unclear if they will retreat only flying within and to/from Norway in the future. They keep selling tickets for flights and routes they end up canceling.
I have not yet tried Ryanair because I am a bit scared about the type of fliers the airline with the low fares attracts, and it often “misclassifies” airports that may be a bus ride or two from the “destination.”