Turkish Airlines begins direct flights to Finnish Northern Lights
On Dec. 5, Turkish Airlines began direct flights from Istanbul to Rovaniemi. Rovaniemi is one of the most significant locations to witness the Northern Lights in Finland. Rovaniemi is also the second destination of the national flag carrier in the country after Helsinki.
Turkish Airlines board member, Orhan Birdal, said the carrier is the first airline outside of the EU to launch flights to Rovaniemi. He also stated that it is the only airline to offer business class products on the flights.
The flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Turkish Airlines flies to 317 destinations – 267 international and 50 domestic – in 126 countries. In 2018 the company carried 75.2 million passengers, with a seat occupancy rate of 82 percent.