New York, NY– Finnair will offer special rates for summer travel to 21 cities in Europe. Finnair flies the shorter northern route via Helsinki, offering a fast and efficient connecting time for passengers traveling to Europe and its summer rates between JFK International Airport and Europe will start at $776. Finnair will also open two new destinations, including Murmansk in northern Russia and Aarhuus in Denmark in cooperation with Sun-Air. Leisure flights to Malaga and Nice will change to a scheduled service during the summer session.

In Helsinki’s compact terminal, designed especially for transfer traffic, Finnair operates one of the youngest fleets in Europe and offers several high-class lounges and a unique Finnair Spa. For business class passengers, Finnair’s new pre-order meal service has been extended to long-haul flights. Passengers can place a food order from two weeks before traveling up until 24 hours before departure. In 2009, Helsinki was appointed as the World Design Capital 2012.

Direct services to other familiar summer destinations include Slovenia, Poland, Lisbon and Pisa. In addition to serving over 50 destinations in Europe, Finnair flies the shortest and fastest direct route to 10 cities in Asia via Helsinki such as Delhi, Hong Kong or Seoul. Flights to Delhi start at $836. A direct service between Chicago and Helsinki will begin May 14, 2011, when OneWorld partner American Airlines starts operating the new route.

For more information visit: www.finnair.com