Finnair adds Seattle to North America destinations; 8th new international at SEA since 2020

Finnair began service from Helsinki to Seattle on June 2, 2022

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport added its 8th new international carrier since the pandemic began in 2020, as Finnair started service from Helsinki on June 2.

Finnair’s A330 received the traditional water cannon salute from the SEA fire department on arrival

Finnair will operate the 9.5-hour flights three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays using an A330. The inbound flight will be numbered AY033, and the return flight to Helsinki will be AY034.

Finnair is also part of the oneworld alliance, allowing connections either onward from Seattle or Helsinki via the local partner airlines, including Seattle’s own Alaska Airlines.

Finnair is a member of the oneworld alliance, as is daily Seattle visitor Qatar Airways

Finnair’s European network connects 70 cities on that continent. SEA is the sixth U.S. airport served by Finnair; other American destinations include Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Dallas.

The Finnair captain on the inaugural flight waves to the media that greeted the arrival

Finnair had served Seattle in the past, first flying there in 1981.

A Finnair A330 taxies to the gate on the inaugural arrival at SEA

EDITOR-AT-LARGE - SEATTLE, WA Francis Zera is a Seattle-based architectural, aerial, aviation, and commercial photographer, a freelance photojournalist, and a confirmed AvGeek.

From Our YouTube Archives: My Favorite Takeoff Videos