Finnair has always run special flights to Lapland over Christmas, but from the UK the market was dominated by Thomas Cook who offered direct services.
With Thomas Cook now out of the picture, Finnair has upped its services for families looking to visit Santa this winter.
The capacity increase means there will be up to three extra flights a day between Helsinki and top resorts in Lapland – Rovaniemi, Kittilä and Ivalo.
These services will run between 20th December and 5th January. You can fly to Helsinki on Finnair from Heathrow, Manchester, Edinburgh or Dublin, or on BA from Heathrow, before changing aircraft.
Finnair also runs direct services to Lapland from London Gatwick.
Flights to Ivalo run from 8th December to 22nd March while flights to Kittilä operate from 15th December to 8th March.
As Finnair is a oneworld member, you may be able to find Avios redemption seats on these flights. You will also earn Avios and British Airways Executive Club tier points if you book these services for cash at finnair.com and credit them to a BAEC account.
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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