Finland’s Finnair, which last year became the first airline to operate the state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 XWB on Mexican lands with the launch of seasonal flights between Helsinki and Puerto Vallarta, will resume operation next month connecting the Pacific coast of Mexico with the Nordic country with a weekly schedule.
Unlike last year, which operated its frequency on Sunday, Finnair will connect Helsinki-Vataa with Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport every Thursday from December 13 and until March 7 of next year. The flight back to the Finnish capital will take place at night and early morning, always landing in the afternoon of the following day. Both have an estimated average duration of twelve hours.
On the occasion of the inauguration of the route last year, the Embassy of Finland in Mexico confirmed that the return of the route this year would depend on the success and the demand of passengers, which certainly was confirmed to confirm Puerto Vallarta as a tourist destination of the airline.
At present, Finnair has eleven Airbus A350 XWB in its fleet, also configured with two cabins, all in three classes, one of them with 297 seats and the other, of greater density, with 336 seats. Last year, the available cabin option for Puerto Vallarta was the lowest density, with 297 seats, which is presumed to be the same for this return of the airline to the area.
In total, during these three months of operation, thirteen flights will be made, which, depending on the configuration of the cabin, will result in an offer of 3861 seats for each section. During holiday seasons, the city also has a seasonal international connection to other destinations in Europe such as London and Manchester, operated by the British TUI Group.