Articles tagged “finnair”

European Governments See Renewed Importance of National Airlines

European Governments See Renewed Importance of National Airlines

Brian Sumers, Skift

European governments once believed they could rely on the market to ensure their links to the outside world. But many are starting to become more protective of their national airlines. In many ways, it is a return to the past.

2 weeks ago

How Finnair Got It Wrong in China

How Finnair Got It Wrong in China

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Finnair has made the most of its Helsinki hub’s advantageous position when it comes to flying to Asia, but clearly it hasn’t gotten everything right.

2 months ago

What It Takes to Build the Perfect Premium Airport Lounge

What It Takes to Build the Perfect Premium Airport Lounge

Colin Nagy, Skift

Here are the brands that are innovating and getting the lounge experience right.

2 years ago

CEO Interview: How Finnair Plans to Crack the Potentially Lucrative Chinese Market

CEO Interview: How Finnair Plans to Crack the Potentially Lucrative Chinese Market

Brian Sumers, Skift

Not every airline can be a global behemoth. Finnair mostly focuses on its niche — connecting Europe with Asia, including secondary Chinese cities.

2 years ago

Foreign Airline CEOs Say They See No Trump Slump on U.S. Routes

Foreign Airline CEOs Say They See No Trump Slump on U.S. Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's amazing how resilient U.S. tourism is. Europeans flock to America during the summer, and while anecdotal evidence suggests some travelers may be altering their plans because of politics, many airlines say they're having no trouble filling seats.

2 years ago

Alaska Airlines Adds Finnair as a Loyalty Program Partner

Alaska Airlines Adds Finnair as a Loyalty Program Partner

Grant Martin, Skift

Alaska took one step closer to the Oneworld alliance by kicking off a partnership with Finnair this week. It already has a strong relationship with American, another Oneworld partner, as relations with Delta continue to cool.

2 years ago

Airline Stopover Programs Can Be a Huge Tourism Catalyst

Airline Stopover Programs Can Be a Huge Tourism Catalyst

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Icelandair's stopover policies helped put Iceland tourism on the map but some copycats such as Finnair, Qantas, Copa and Emirates have failed to leverage the gains or made the stopovers too difficult for flyers to take advantage of.

2 years ago

Skyscanner Enlists Finnair for Most Robust Airline Instant Booking Yet

Skyscanner Enlists Finnair for Most Robust Airline Instant Booking Yet

Sean O'Neill, Skift

As we've noted before, a lot of industry professionals argue that metasearch and online travel agencies will converge. Skyscanner's new way of selling Finnair's fare families may be a sign of trends to come.

2 years ago

Finnair Passengers Can Now Use Alipay on Shanghai Flights

Finnair Passengers Can Now Use Alipay on Shanghai Flights

Associated Press

Integrating mobile payment services like Alipay makes it easier for Chinese passengers to pay for services while in the air on Western airlines.

2 years ago

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Travel Might Revolve Around a Driverless Minibus

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Travel Might Revolve Around a Driverless Minibus

Greg Oates, Skift

IBM has come a long, long way in rebuilding its brand thanks to all of the cool factor surrounding Watson. But it could do more to showcase the consumer appeal around cognitive travel in 2017, including the benefits of machine learning to better connect us with travel destinations.

3 years ago

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Hospitality Reenvisioned Through Data and Mobile

Hospitality Reenvisioned Through Data and Mobile

Microsoft + Skift

The digital transformation of hospitality and travel is underway, and it mirrors the changes most brands and consumers now see across the broader business ecosystem.

3 years ago

Finnair Is The Latest Airline to Suffer From Waning Demand

Finnair Is The Latest Airline to Suffer From Waning Demand

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

FInnair is still on course for capacity growth but, like other airlines, it is feeling the effects of a tough operating environment.

3 years ago