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Finnair to launch daily services from Nordic capitals to Doha in strategic partnership with Qatar Airways

Another European city and Doha are potential routes that Finnair and Qatar Airways are exploring.

Finnair’s first A350 XWB makes its maiden flight

An agreement has been reached between Finnair and one world member Qatar Airways to develop a long-term strategic partnership between Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Doha. Another European city and Doha are potential routes that Finnair and Qatar Airways are exploring.

A thorough codeshare agreement will support these services, sharing both airlines’ passenger and cargo capacity. Customers traveling from the three Nordic cities will take advantage of seamless connections to Qatar Airways’ broad network of almost 100 locations in Australasia, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa via Doha. The partnership will give passengers of Qatar Airways access to new locations and connectivity options throughout Finnair’s Nordic network.


The services are planned to start between November and December 2022. They will be operated with Finnair’s Airbus A330 aircraft featuring Finnair’s new long-haul cabins, including industry-leading Air Lounge business class seats, a brand-new premium economy travel class and refreshed economy class.

The flights to Doha are to be sold and marketed by both Finnair and Qatar Airways as per the schedule below:

  • 7 weekly flights to and from Helsinki
  • 7 weekly flights to and from Stockholm
  • 7 weekly flights to and from Copenhagen

The delivery ceremony for Finnair’s first A350 XWB.(Opens in a new browser tab)

His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, the Chief Executive of Qatar Airways Group, stated: “As a fellow one world member, we enjoy a close relationship with Finnair, and these new services to Hamad International Airport are an example of Qatar Airways working with partners for the benefit of our shared customers. Our dedication to the Nordic markets is demonstrated by this strategic relationship, which also helps us maintain our position as the top Middle Eastern carrier in this crucial area. The expansion in the future will be built on this relationship.

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One world’s hub, Doha, will soon bring together more airline partners than ever. Through this codeshare arrangement, travellers from the Nordic region will continue to have good connectivity to Doha on Finnair and then on to popular tourist and important business destinations throughout Asia, Africa, Australasia, and the Middle East on Qatar Airways.