FINLAND’S flag carrier Finnair has increased its capacity to London and is introducing a CO2 offsetting service for its customers.

The airline has also upped capacity between Helsinki and London Heathrow for the northern summer season, adding a new daily frequency to be operated with an A320 aircraft.

The new flight will leave Helsinki at 11:40 and the return flight from London will depart at 13:50 and the service will provide good connection opportunities from London with Finnair’s oneworld partners.

In addition, Finnair will further increase its capacity on the London route by upgauging the 16:00 flight between Helsinki and London, as well as the 18:10 flight from London to Helsinki, with an Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft. The change will provide more than 50 additional seats per flight compared to the current A321 narrow-body aircraft.

Meanwhile, the airline has announced a new “Push for Change” service allowing customers to offset the CO2 emissions of their flights by funding emissions reduction projects or carbon sinks, or by supporting the use of biofuels.

For sustainable biofuels, Finnair will partner with the Dutch SkyNRG company and for emission reduction projects, Finnair will work with the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation, an international financial institution backed by the Nordic states.

“We want to offer the best solutions for responsible air travellers,” said Finnair CEO Topi Manner.

“Aviation has several positive economic and social impacts, and it is important that we work hard to build a more responsible air travel.

The service can be purchased through Finnair’s website.


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