Top 50 largest airlines in the world (P.37) Finnair: One of the oldest airlines in continuous operation

13-10-2021

(WorldKings.org) Finnair is the sixth oldest airline in continuous operation. With no fatal or hull-loss accidents since 1963, Finnair is consistently listed as one of the safest airlines in the world.

Finnair is the flag carrier and largest airline of Finland, with its headquarters in Vantaa on the grounds of Helsinki Airport, its hub. Finnair and its subsidiaries dominate both domestic and international air travel in Finland. Its major shareholder is the government of Finland, which owns 55.8% of the shares.

In 1923, consul Bruno Lucander founded Finnair as Aero O/Y (Aero Ltd). The first flight was on 20 March 1924 from Helsinki to Tallinn, Estonia, on a Junkers F.13 aircraft equipped with floats.

Finnair has several partnerships with following companies and airlines including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Deutsche Bahn (DB), Chinese JD.com, Japan Airlines and Marimekko.

In 2017, it transported about 11.9 million passengers to over 100 European, 20 Asian and 7 North American destinations. At the end of 2017, the airline employed 5,918 people.

Finnair is a member of the Oneworld airline alliance. As of February 2021, the Finnair fleet consists of 83 aircrafts in service. Finnair flies from its Helsinki hub to over 130 destinations in over 40 countries in Asia, Europe and North America.

Finnair is the sixth oldest airline in continuous operation. With no fatal or hull-loss accidents since 1963, Finnair is consistently listed as one of the safest airlines in the world. In 2018 it was the safest in the world according to Hamburg aviation security office JACDEC and an aviation magazine Aero International.

 

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