Why do the Nordic countries eschew the privatisation of their airports?

At an airport investment conference last year the chief executive of Finavia, which is responsible for the operation of Finland’s airports on behalf of the…..

Targeting Finnish travellers? They are interested in experiencing local culture and everyday life, and are happy to travel out of season

After rapid growth in international tourism in the 2000s the number of Finnish outbound travellers and has slowed somewhat in the 2010s. But an expanded…..

Airline Insight: Finnair

Each day this year The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

Airport Insight: Helsinki Vantaa Airport

Each day this year The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

Air and rail in harmony – new calls in major European cities for high-speed rail access to airports

Three separate announcements made this week underline the growing importance of the co-operation between air and rail services, with high-speed rail (HSR) invited to provide…..

Life in HEL – social experiment tests Helsinki’s ‘best airport’ assumption

Whether a delayed departure, flight cancellation or a missed connection, we have all been trapped inside an airport for longer than we wished. Well, one…..

Finnair takes digital to its heart as it opens the door to the new world of distribution

Nordic flag carrier Finnair has always been open to innovation and the airline is now blazing a trail to take advantage of new distribution methods…..

EUROPE INSIGHT: Irish market has strongest patriotism to its home airlines

In a world of globalisation national brands are increasingly crossing borders. Even in the highly regulated aviation business airline groupings have found ways around restrictive…..

Finnair launches flights to Nanjing as part of summer 2018 long haul capacity gains

Further strengthening its already solid presence in China, Finnair has announced the opening of a new year-round route between Helsinki and Nanjing, China, becoming the…..