On board the flight was a delegation led by Jeyhun Efendi, senior vice president, commercial operations and e-commerce, flydubai and was joined by Thierry Aucoc, senior vice president, commercial, (urope & Russian Federation, Emirates, H.E. Riitta Swan, Finnish ambassador, UAE together with representatives from regional media outlets. On arrival in Helsinki, the delegation was welcomed by senior officials from the airport.
Finland attracts more than six million tourists a year, but most flights to the market so far have been seasonal. The new scheduled direct flights from Dubai will give passengers easier access into Finland and help stimulate trade and tourism around the year.
Emirates will codeshare on this route and as part of the Emirates flydubai partnership, each airlines’ passengers will have the opportunity to connect in Dubai to hundreds of destinations across the world.
From December 02, flights to Helsinki along with a number of flydubai’s European routes including Bucharest, Krakow, Prague, Zagreb and others will operate from Terminal 3, DXB optimising connectivity for those travelling through one of the world’s busiest airport, Dubai International. The first codeshare flight took off on October 29, 2017 and the codeshare network has expanded to 80 destinations and the combined network is on track to reach 240 destinations by 2022.