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Finnair becomes PATA’s newest aviation member

 Finnair, the flag carrier for Finland and a member of the oneworld alliance, has joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The carrier, headquartered in Helsinki, is majority owned by the Government of Finland and listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

According to PATA, international visitor arrivals (IVAs) to the Asia Pacific region are forecast to reach almost 760 million by 2021, with over 76 million IVAs coming from European source markets.“


Established in 1923, Finnair is the world’s fifth oldest airline with uninterrupted existence.The airline operates services throughout Europe and to 18 cities in Asia and seven cities in North America with emphasis upon seamless connectivity at its Helsinki hub.

Finnair carried 10,9 million passengers in 2016. The airline, a pioneer in sustainable flying, was the first European airline to operate the next-generation, eco-smart Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and it is the first airline listed in the Leadership Index of the worldwide Carbon Disclosure Project.

Finnair is the only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking and has also won the World Airline Award for Best Airline Northern Europe for the past seven consecutive years.

Iuliia Tore

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