Finnair to launch a new direct flight between Bordeaux and Helsinki and increase its European presence in 2019

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The Finnish airline Finnair has announced the opening in France of a new direct route between Bordeaux and Helsinki

The Bordeaux-Helsinki route will operate until 14 September 2019, providing  residents of the Bordeaux region with up to two weekly opportunities to fly to the Finnish capital. Helsinki offers a multitude of activities that both children and adults can enjoy all year round. It is the ideal nature destination and city getaway, just a 3 1/2 hour flight from Bordeaux. In summer, the city hosts a number of festivals and other events which make perfect occasions to enjoy a change of scenery and a breath of fresh air in the surrounding area.

Flight schedule

1 weekly flight every Saturday from 11 May to 14 September 2019

  • Departing from Bordeaux-Mérignac at 10:20 - arriving at Helsinki at 14:50
  • Departing from Helsinki at 06:40 - arriving at Bordeaux-Mérignac at 09:15

1 additional weekly flight on Tuesdays during the peak summer period, from 26 June to 6 August 2019

  • Departing from Bordeaux-Mérignac at 10:50 - arriving at Helsinki at 15:20
  • Departing from Helsinki at 07:15 - arriving at Bordeaux-Mérignac at 09:50

Bordeaux-Helsinki return flights are available from €236 including taxes*

Javier Roig, Sales Manager France & Southern Europe at Finnair, stated: “We are delighted to be coming to Bordeaux and providing the people of this beautiful south-west region with a new summer route to Finland, a magnificent country to escape to for a holiday or mini-break exploring Finnish Lakeland or Lapland. Travellers from Bordeaux can also benefit from onward flights to 19 destinations in Asia, and the Nordic high quality of service offered on our long-haul routes.

After Copenhagen, Oslo, Riga and Stockholm, we are thrilled to be able to open this new gate to Northern Europe, and to the South West of France for many visitors from Finland. The direct Finnair flight to Helsinki is a new milestone for Bordeaux Airport, marking the start of a cooperation with this wonderful network airline which will eventually propose fast connections to China and Japan, among other destinations”, explained Pascal Personne, Director of Bordeaux Airport.

The new route will operate with A319 aircraft.

*Lowest tax-inclusive fare in economy class, 1 piece of carry-on luggage included, subject to availability. Conditions apply.


About Finnair

Finnair is the national airline company of Finland and it celebrates 95 years of operations on 1st November 2018. Finnair flies from its Helsinki-based hub, offering fast connections to Europe, Asia and North America. Today, the airline carries more than ten million passengers per year on its network of over 100 destinations in Europe, 19 in Asia and 7 in North America. When it comes to sustainable development, Finnair is the pioneer behind the launch of the new-generation eco-efficient A350 XWB aircraft. It is also the first airline to be listed by the “Carbon Disclosure Project”, which highlights companies demonstrating transparency in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. As the only Nordic carrier to boast a 4-star rating by Skytrax, Finnair has also won a “Best Northern European Company” title in the World Airline Awards of the last 7 years. Finnair is a member of oneworld, the highest-quality air alliance that promises the best level of service to frequent travellers on international routes.

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