Finnair will add another daily flight between Heathrow and the Finnish capital Helsinki this summer, as well as increasing capacity on one of its existing daily services.

The new service will operate an A320, departing Helsinki at 1140 and London at 1350.

Meanwhile the 1600 flight from Helsinki to London and 1810 return will switch from an A321 narrow-body aircraft to an A330 wide-body with 50 additional seats.

Business Traveller has confirmed that Finnair’s OneWorld partner BA will be dropping a daily Helsinki flight, so the overall number of services will remain the same. A BA spokesperson said:

“We keep our global network under review and will increase or reduce our schedules as appropriate. We sometimes make changes to our flights, to enable us to offer even more competitive fares to our customers.”

Fully-flat business class seats are available on Finnair’s A330 as well as the A350, which operates its first Helsinki-London route of the day.

In total, Finnair will run up to seven daily flights between the cities over the summer, with two on a wide-body aircraft.

The airline said there would be 21 per cent more capacity than in summer 2018 as a result.

“Finnair’s presence in London and in the UK has been growing steadily over the past few years and we are pleased to add capacity on this important route for Finnair,” said Christian Lesjak, Senior Vice President, Network and Resource Management at Finnair.

“By adding the new midday frequency and flying an additional wide-body aircraft on the route, we will be able to offer even more flexibility and network connections for our customers.”