Mumbai. 07 August 2022. Indians scouting for a holiday in Finland, can brace themselves as Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), welcomed Finnair’s maiden aircraft, AY125, to India. The inaugural flight arrived in Mumbai on 07th August, 2022 at 0515 hrs and flight AY126 departed from CSMIA on 07th August, 2022 at 0710 hrs. The maiden flight departed carrying full flight of passengers on board. With this new route, passengers travelling from CSMIA will have increased seamless access to Finland, United States, and major European cities.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finnair is a network airline, specializing in connecting passenger and cargo traffic between Asia, North America, and Europe. Finnair is a member of the one world alliance, and the airline intends to reduce its net emissions by 50% by the end of 2025 from the 2019 baseline and achieve carbon neutrality latest by the end of 2045.

Speaking about Finnair starting operations from Mumbai, CSMIA spokesperson said “CSMIA is extremely delighted with the association with Finnair, one of the leading airlines catering to routes across Asia, U.S and Europe. With the promise of being a gateway to the Nordic country, this partnership further adds to the airport’s robust connectivity with the addition of a prominent hub like Helsinki to its route network. With an aim to provide passengers with unparalleled travel across geographies, the partnership is not just a step towards direct connectivity to Finland but is a testament to CSMIA’s constant effort to expand the portfolio of destinations around the world and vision to contribute to the global travel network.” 

Finnair’s General Manager India, Mr. Sakari Romu expressed that, “We are very excited to start our operations from Mumbai. Our three-weekly flights serve our customers not only in providing a connection to Finland but also to our network in the US and major European cities”.

With an aim to maximise passenger delight, CSMIA continues to create distinctiveness through its experiential offering and easy access on the global network. CSMIA will continue to cater to passengers demands and add more prominent destinations, making CSMIA – a ‘Gateway to Goodness’.