Finnair securing its corner

As one of the last national carriers in Europe, Finnair is fighting to secure its own corner up north. Now the airline is looking for the right partner for its Europe operations.

  1. Finnair Airbus A319 Takeoff at Helsinki Airport on a Cold Winter Afternoon
  2. New board nominated

  3. Airline venture capitalist Klaus W Heinemann, ex-AerCap, to be on the new board.
  4. The bonus scandal

  5. Finding a new medium and short haul partner

  6. Finnair Q3/2011 - Interview with CEO Mika Vehviläinen
  7. Finnair Embraer ERJ-170-100LR 170LR Pesonen.jpg
    Finnair Embraer ERJ-170-100LR 170LR Pesonen.jpg
  8. The Flybe Nordic prelude

  9. Flybe Nordic Press Conference 1 July 2011 (Finnair)
  10. CEO Mika Vehviläinen announcing the new Finnair-Flybe joint venture.
  11. Potential partner - Air Berlin

  12. Speculations

  13. At a Finnish aviation enthusiasts' website, registered member polled the potentail partner for Finnair. The poll shows the main choices to be (14 Mar):

    Air Berlin - 30 %

    IAG, British Airways or a UK player - 25 %
    Norwegian - 20 %
    JAL or an Asia partner - 8 %
  14. Background