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Assessing Finnair’s Route Strategy [Network Beat #2 ]

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Assessing Finnair’s Route Strategy [Network Beat #2 ]

Assessing Finnair’s Route Strategy [Network Beat #2 ]
September 28
14:50 2016

Welcome to the second bonus episode of Network Beat, bonus segment of the Airways Podcast. This week, Airways Senior Business Analyst Vinay Bhaskara and Columnist R discuss European carriers’ expansion on the West Coast (0:22), the logic behind San Francisco for Finnair (6:18), and where Finnair should grow next in Asia (11:20).



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  1. Phoenix
    Phoenix September 28, 19:00

    I see Finnair’s SFO-HEL as a mixture of both your views a) someplace to deploy A330s left over from an upguaged route elsewhere, b) it’s an underserved O&D/tourist route, with any business traffic as a bonus. I do not see it as a transit to Asia (Finnair already has established routes to China, HKG, NRT, etc) but I do see potential as a transit hub into Mexico and South America.

    You do mention competition with Norweigan and SAS, this is yet another way to directly access northern Europe with (likely) better onboard product than the two mentioned Scandinavian competitors, without having to transit through London/Paris/Amsterdam/Frankfurt.

    Also happy birthday Vinay! Keep up the good work!

  2. Jim
    Jim October 22, 21:11

    Thinking outside the box I wonder if Finnair is developing SFO and ORD to HEL routes as a) HEL is geographically suited to do business with Russia in an era of strained relationships between the US and Russia, and not have to deal with getting visas, and b) provide easy and short connections to Russian and Baltic cities with a product vastly superior to that of Russian carriers.

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