Finnair has made some announcements regarding its UK services as part of a general expansion following the arrival of new aircraft.
From 25th March, the current summer-only Edinburgh to Helsinki service will become a year-round route. There will be five flights per week during summer and three flights per week in winter.
This will be a good option for flights to Asia, given Finnair’s excellent coverage of the region and – geographically – its position ‘on the way’ if travelling from the UK. You can earn and redeem Avios, and earn British Airways tier points, on Finnair services.
The airline will also be running two Lapland routes again this year, one between London Gatwick and Kittilä and one between London Gatwick and Ivalo. Even better, you can use Avios to make it happen. This is an opportunity to try winter activities such as ice fishing, seeing the Northern Lights, skiing, husky safaris and reindeer sleigh rides.
Last year the flights operated between mid December and March. For points, an economy return to Kittilä will cost 20,000 Avios plus around £100. This feels a little pricey so do compare cash prices. Business class is not available.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses.
There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 30,000 Avios.
30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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