Finnair Flights

Finnair is the flag-carrying airline of Finland. It's also the country's largest airline, flying to a network of more than 130 destinations with a fleet of 74 aircraft. They're a member of the OneWorld airline alliance, and have their own frequent flyer program Finnair Plus. Finnair was founded in 1923, making it the world's fifth oldest airline. They're also renowned as one of the world's safest airlines, ranked number 9 for 2017. They were the first European airline to use the Airbus A350, which is known for its superior high-definition in-flight entertainment systems.

Finnair flights from Ireland are available from Dublin to Helsinki. Helsinki Airport is a Finnair hub, so from here you can hop on another Finnair flight and reach long-haul destinations such as Bangkok, New York, and Hong Kong. Or you can stick around and try our top 9 things to do in Helsinki.

This information is correct as of April 2017

Why fly with Finnair

How to check in

Online check in opens 36 hours before the flight's scheduled departure time, or 24 hours before if you're heading to/from the United States. Finnair has an app, which makes mobile check in slightly easier. Automatic check in is also available if you provide your mobile phone number when you book. Finnair will check you in between 5pm and 7pm the evening before if you're flying in the morning, or three hours before departure if your flight is during the afternoon. They'll send you a text message with a link to your boarding card. Airport check in is free with Finnair. You can either check in at the desk, or with a self-service kiosk where available. It's possible to check in and drop off your bags the night before you fly, if you're departing from Helsinki.


You can pay to pre-book a seat on Finnair flights. On short-haul flights within Europe, Finnair charge €6 to €12 for standard seats. Seats at the front of the cabin (for a speedier exit) cost €12 to €35. Extra legroom seats cost €15 to €35 and come with around 127cm of space to stretch out in. If you want 8 to 13cm of extra legroom, but don't want to be left with the exit row responsibility, you can pay €30 for an economy comfort seat. You can also use your frequent flyer miles to pay for seat upgrades.

Booking Fees

Finnair don't charge a fee for online bookings. If you purchase your ticket in-person or over the phone, you'll need to pay a €10 booking charge.

Service on board

Finnair offer two classes of travel: business class and economy class. Business class meals are award-winning, and passengers have three meal options to choose from. Economy class passengers can buy light-bites on board from the SkyBistro trolley service, or pre-order a hot meal for €12. You can also pre-order champagne and/or chocolates to be served on board, perfect if you're heading off on a honeymoon or special break. Seat-back televisions on intercontinental flights provide high-quality in-flight entertainment.


Finnair takes pride in its punctuality, with around 89% of flights departing within 15 minutes of their scheduled time. During 2015, Finnair was the second most punctual airline in the EMEA region.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Most Finnair passengers can check in one piece of luggage, weighing no more than 23kg and measuring 158cm total (weight x height x length). You can pay to bring extra baggage: €10 for flights within Finland, the Baltics and Scandinava; €20 for flights in Europe and the Middle East; and €60 for intercontinental routes. Prices are higher if you purchase extra bags at the airport, and there's a penalty charge if your bag weighs too much. This varies depending on route.

Economy passengers can bring up to 8kg of hand luggage on board, split over one standard bag (56cm x 45cm x 25cm) and one personal item (40cm x 30cm x 15cm).


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