FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Mika Vehviläinen, President And CEO, Finnair

May 1, 2011
2011 / May 2011

How Will Finnair’s New Brand Launch Change The Vision Of The Airline?

One of my first priorities at Finnair was to help formulate Finnair’s “Vision 2020.” Two goals emerged: Make Finnair the No. 1 airline in our home market in terms of airline size, quality and financial health; and make it the most desired option for travelers between Europe and Asia, and possibly North America and Asia. Through our long-term strategy of operational efficiency, reliability, innovation and distinctly personal service, I am optimistic that we will attain these goals.

We also felt the need to update our visual and service identity, which highlights the unique success factors that set Finnair apart in the international arena: quality, freshness and creativity. We promise our customers that Finnair is “designed for you.”

What Advantages Are There For Business Travelers Flying Finnair?

With the ideal geographic position of Helsinki, we offer the shortest and quickest connections between major Asian and European cities — a smart choice in terms of time and money saved and from an environmental perspective. For travelers from New York (daily service) and Toronto (five flights per week in summer), Finnair is a great alternative to get to more than 50 European cities; flying via Helsinki, travelers can bypass congested European airports.

Passengers also love our modern fleet. On our long-haul flights to New York this summer, and on our Asian flights, business class boasts full flat-bed seats that take traveling in comfort to a whole new level. Business travelers enjoy elegant European in-flight meal service and award-winning wines as well as the Finnair Lounge & Spa at Helsinki International Airport. Our membership in the oneworld alliance is also invaluable to business travelers.

What Are Your Expectations For Finnair’s Growth In The Asian Markets?

In line with our vision and growing demand, we are increasing the number of flights to Asia and opening routes to new destinations. We just increased our direct flights to Delhi to daily service, and last year added direct flights to Osaka, Seoul and Nagoya. We will open a direct route to Singapore in May and increase flights to Hong Kong in June. By this summer, Finnair will offer a record 74 flights per week to 10 Asian cities via Helsinki.

Expansion into Asia is also good news for the North American market, especially since Finnair will extend its codeshare cooperation with American Airlines later this year; American will begin non-stop flights from Chicago to Helsinki and beyond, allowing access to 43 additional destinations in North America. Already, American Airlines flies in codeshare cooperation with Finnair to, among other destinations, Boston; Washington, D.C.; Seattle; San Francisco; Los Angeles and Miami; and, in Europe, to London, Paris and Frankfurt.

Tell Our Readers About Your Career.

Before joining Finnair last year, I held executive positions with Nokia in Asia, North America and Europe. I believe in managing by developing human resources, building and fostering economic health and practicing strategic evaluation methods. An open, innovative and reliable workforce ultimately means more satisfied Finnair customers — and that is the top priority.


FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Explore Excursions


Insta Feed
Feb 23, 2024

The Radical: A New Boutique Hotel, Opens in Asheville, North Carolina’s, River Arts District

Once an abandoned 1923 constructed warehouse in Asheville, North Carolina, it took a creative group of designers, artists, musicians, chefs and business folks to transform a neglected, 100-year-old structure into one of Asheville’s most interesting and daring hotel projects.

Share Your Travel Preferences with Global Traveler in a Short Survey & Win

Learning more about our readers’ travel habits and preferences ensures Global Traveler delivers the content you desire. As the travel industry has adapted and changed over the last few years, it’s more important than ever to connect. To best meet your short- and long-term travel content needs, please help us!

February 2024
Feb 23, 2024

Pickle Up: Get in on America’s Fastest Growing Sport

Early on, pickleball had something to do with pickles. Pickles the dog, that is. In one story, the game was named for a family dog that ran off with the ball between sets.

Feb 23, 2024

Hôtel Norman Opens Near the Top of Champs Elysées

Located a short walk from the Arc de Triomphe, Olivier Bertrand recently opened Hôtel Norman for those looking to explore the city.

Why Buy Annual Travel Insurance?

One affordable plan can protect an entire year of trips: business or pleasure, short or long, domestic or international.

Feb 23, 2024

JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City Polanco Completes Renovations

JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City Polanco recently completed renovations of its entrances, lobby, culinary concepts and meeting space. This marks the final stage of the renovation, which began in 2021 with the revitalization of its 269 guestrooms and 45 suites.

Feb 21, 2024

Make Alberta, Canada, Your Next Wellness Getaway

Rich in mountains, prairies, forests and hot springs, Alberta, Canada, takes nature and wellness travel to a whole new level. Combine the beauty of this western Canadian province with relaxation and you’re in for a treat.

Experience Luxury and Tranquility at Hamad International Airport’s Hotel

Known as one of the best airports in the world and voted Best Airport in the Middle East by Global Traveler readers, Hamad International Airport aims to set new standards for the airport industry that exceed the expectations of travelers through its facility.

eFlyer Reviews
Feb 21, 2024

Amantaka Review

You know what you’re going to get at an Aman hotel, and also you don’t. Expect peerless service, obsessive attention to detail, architectural elegance worthy of a fashion magazine, a holistic approach to wellness and astounding levels of comfort. But each property is also intimately connected to its setting, and that’s where the surprises lie. For instance, finding yourself on your knees on a sidewalk in Luang Prabang handing out sticky rice to Buddhist monks at 5:30 a.m. isn’t something we expected.