FINNAIR I 100 years of innovation and excellence

by | Mar 20, 2024

This year marks a historic milestone for Finnair. On March 20, 1924, the very first flight of the Finnish airline (Aero Osake yhtiö) took off bound for Tallinn.

To commemorate this centenary, Finnair made a stopover in Paris to celebrate a century of innovation and excellence. The event was graced by the presence of Matti Anttonen, the Ambassador of Finland in France, Javier Roig Sanchez, Market Director Europe, Suvi Aaltonen, Communications Partner, and Aliisa Tuomi, Sales and Marketing Manager of Finnair.

Since its creation, Finnair has continued to position itself as a modern and sustainable airline. In May 2024, Finnair will achieve  the modernisation of its long-haul fleet with eco-efficient aircraft, demonstrating its commitment to environmental sustainability. In the same vein, the company announced an ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2045.

As a founding member of the Oneworld alliance, which is also celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Finnair is committed to setting high standards in the aviation industry. Joint ventures with American Airlines, Iberia, British Airways, and Japan Airlines strengthen the company’s global presence and its ability to offer passengers optimal connectivity worldwide.

Javier Roig Sanchez, Finnair’s Director of the European market, stated: “We are delighted to announce that in 2023, Finnair recorded satisfactory results despite challenging circumstances. This demonstrates our ability to adapt and evolve with the ever-changing aviation world.

The centennial company remains committed to providing passengers with quality service, setting new standards in the industry, and continuing to serve as a gateway between Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America.

About Finnair:

Finnair is the Finnish airline specialised in passanger and cargo transportation between Asia, North America and Europe. Celebrating its centenary in 2023, the company is one of the oldest in the world and has been awarded the title of the best airline in Northern Europe by Skytrax for the 12th consecutive time. Sustainability is at the core of its operations- Finnair aims to achieve carbon neutrality by the end of 2045. It is also a member of the Oneworld alliance, and Finnair Plc’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.

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