Finnair flights to Malaga: Up to 11 weekly connections this summer

The Finnish airline is increasing its connections to Malaga-Costa del Sol airport this summer.

Finnair flights to Malaga

In its 100-year history, the route between Malaga and Helsinki has been uninterrupted for 60 years. The Costa del Sol is a key destination for many Finns escaping the Nordic cold.

Finnair will offer up to eleven flights per week between Malaga and Helsinki this summer. This is the highest number of frequencies between a Spanish city and the capital of Finland.

There will be up to three daily flights in high season connecting Malaga with all Finnish airports.

There are available flights from Helsinki, Olulu and Rovaniemi to Malaga airport. Flight time from Helsinki to the Costa del Sol is 4 h 35 min.

Finnair turns 100

It is one of the world’s oldest airlines, founded on 1 November 1923.

Finnair’s first flight took place in March 1924, between Helsinki and Tallinn, carrying 162 kilos of mail to Estonia’s neighbours.

In 1964 it established its first European routes and landed for the first time in Malaga in the spring of that year. Since then, it has flown to this city uninterruptedly.

Fleet and destinations

Finnair is a Finnish airline and the largest airline in Finland. It is headquartered at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.

It is a Budget airline operating a modern and efficient fleet, consisting mainly of Airbus A320, A330 and A350 aircraft. Over the years, the airline has constantly renewed its fleet to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

Finnair does not only connect Finland with Malaga. The company offers flights to more than 100 destinations in Europe, North America and the Middle East, with a particular focus on connections between Europe and Asia through its hub at Helsinki-Vantaa airport.

Did you know that…?

Fuengirola is the Finnish Capital of Spain

Fuengirola
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There is a place on the Costa del Sol where the Finns have their own bakery, laundry, forge, restaurant, church, cafe, dental clinic, hairdresser and a Finnish school without having to speak a single word of Spanish.

They even have their own media: Espanjan Sanomat or Fuengirola.fi. Listen to Finnish Radio or even watch a Finnish news programme on municipal television.

Welcome to Los Boliches in Fuengirola, “the Finnish capital of Spain”.

Finnair weighs its passengers

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Yes, what sounds like a prank, is actually true.

The airline has begun weighing passengers, in addition to their bags, before boarding flights.

This will be voluntary at first at according to the spokesperson for the low-cost airline, the change was made for safety reasons: Calculating the total weight of an aircraft – including cargo, baggage, fuel, water, and even passengers – helps to make flights safer.

As a budget airline, Finnair has tight profit margins, so calculating the weight of a full plane (with passengers) can be the difference between a profit or a loss.
As you can imagine, Finnair customers had mixed reactions to the change.

But in fact, they are not the first airline in doing so.

Last year, Air New Zealand weighed its international passengers and EasyJet flight in Spain removed 19 passengers from a plane because it was “too heavy” to fly to the UK.

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Let’s take these news with a bit of humour.

Maybe you should go easy on your hand luggage. Travelling light is always a good idea, especially in summer you really don´t need much.

And if you fear they don´t let you on the plane, go easy on the fries and beers!

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