Finnair plans to resume regular flights between London Heathrow and Helsinki with long haul aircraft.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Finnair operated daily Airbus A330 and A350 flights between Heathrow and its Helsinki hub. These were replaced with Airbus and Embraer short haul aircraft.
From Wednesday 2 March 2022, Finnair will fly an Airbus A330-300 aircraft daily on flights AY1331 and AY1332.
These flights are codeshared with BA, which no longer serves Helsinki with its own aircraft, under flight numbers BA6031 and BA6032.
It goes without saying that this will offer a substantially better inflight experience than Airbus A320 series aircraft.
Long haul aircraft may continue to operate on other Finnair flights on occasional days.
Long Haul Aircraft Flights From Heathrow In Summer 2022
Finnair is also provisionally due to operate Airbus A350-900 aircraft flights AY1337 and AY1338 from Sunday 27 March 2022.
These are codeshared with BA under flight numbers BA6033 and BA6034. Flights AY1331 and AY1332 will also switch to Airbus A350-900 aircraft from this date.
As has been widely publicised, Finnair plans to retrofit all of its Airbus A330 and A350 aircraft with new business class and premium economy cabins and updated economy cabins by the end of 2023.
As ever, this is all subject to change at short notice in light of COVID-19 and other geopolitical events.
London Heathrow – Helsinki
Flight AY1331 Depart Helsinki 07:50 – Arrive London Heathrow 09:10
Flight AY1332 Depart London Heathrow 10:20 – Arrive Helsinki 15:15