Zurich Airport, 23 August 2023
Edelweiss flies to Finland for the first time
· Flights from Zurich to Ivalo and Kuusamo starting in February
· One weekly flight, each Friday
· Number of short-haul/medium-haul destinations increases to 39 in winter timetable
Swiss leisure airline Edelweiss is expanding its short-haul/medium-haul network and will be flying to two new holiday destinations in Finland from February 2024. The two new destinations, Ivalo and Kuusamo, are perfect for enjoying fairytale winter experiences. In addition to skiing/snowboarding, they also offer a wide range of winter activities such as snowmobile safaris, excursions with sled dogs or Northern Lights tours.
Ivalo: The largest town in Northern Lapland
Ivalo is the third most important tourist destination in Finland after Kittilä and Rovaniemi. The region with the Saariselkä winter sports area is particularly popular with cross-country skiers, with 230 km of trails, and it is also suitable for skiing and snowshoeing. A special treat is the toboggan run, which is illuminated with Aurora experience light art.
Kuusamo: The region is considered the snowiest in Finland
With the famous winter sports centre of Ruka, Kuusamo, a municipality of 15,000 inhabitants, is one of Finland's most important tourist centres. In addition to countless winter activities, Kuusamo also offers cultural attractions. Theatre performances, art exhibitions and films for every taste are on offer.
Edelweiss will be flying non-stop from Zurich to Ivalo and Kuusamo every Friday from 2 February to 22 March 2024. The flights can be booked now on flyedelweiss.com and through all the usual sales channels. The first sports baggage in the Normal category will be transported free of charge.
Edelweiss is Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline and flies to the most beautiful destinations in the world. The airline reliably ensures a pleasant and carefree travel time to the holiday destination and looks after the safety and well-being of its guests with commitment and cordiality. Edelweiss is a sister company of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) and a member of the Lufthansa Group.
Head of Corporate Communications
Edelweiss Air AG