easyJet launches a new winter route from Birmingham Airport to Finland


  • easyJet has announced a new route to Rovaniemi in Finland from Birmingham Airport, meaning six new winter routes are now available from Birmingham.
  • The airline offers more seats to Finland from the UK than any other airline and connects Finland with the most routes, offering 17 from seven countries across Europe
  • Seats from Birmingham to Rovaniemi are now on sale on easyJet.com and the mobile app.


easyJet has announced a new winter route from Birmingham Airport to Rovaniemi in Finland, with flights taking off for the first time on 24 November 2024, operating twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout winter, providing customers in the Midlands with a direct connection to the home of Santa Claus and gateway to Lapland this winter.


The route is among six new routes to Rovaniemi announced on Thursday, from Berlin, Bordeaux, Geneva, Lyon and Nice meaning easyJet now offers more routes to Lapland than any other airline, with 17 services from seven countries and will operate its biggest ever Finland flying programme this winter, up 125% compared to last winter.


The airline offers seven routes and more seats from the UK to Lapland than any other airline. Two new services launched last winter to Rovaniemi from London Luton and Edinburgh joining existing services from Bristol and Manchester, while flights to Kittila are served from London Gatwick and Manchester.


Ali Gayward, easyJet's UK Country Manager, commented: “We’re delighted to be announcing another new winter route from Birmingham, to Rovaniemi in Finland, a destination we know is popular with families looking for a magical Christmas getaway, and continuing to offer our customers in the Midlands greater choice, convenience and connectivity to fantastic destinations across Europe, all with great value fares and fantastic service.”


Tom Screen, Aviation Director at BHX said: “It is truly fantastic news to see a sixth “new” winter route available from Birmingham for easyJet customers – one which I’m sure will be welcomed by all wishing to experience the beauty of Finland. This is more great news for the region’s travellers as our easyJet Birmingham Base moves from the strength to strength.  We are sure these new services will be a hit for those searching for Santa Claus.”


Petri Vuori, Finavia's Senior Vice President for sales & route development said: "The 17 direct international routes that easyJet offers to our Lapland Airports is very high for a single airline and reflects the huge international appeal of the destination. Routes with regular scheduled flights are extremely important for Lapland's accessibility and with them, the record growth in tourism will continue next winter.”


Sanna Kärkkäinen, CEO of Visit Rovaniemi said:easyJet provides impressive growth for this winter offering a fantastic set of six new destinations to Rovaniemi The Official Hometown of Santa Claus®, complementing additional routes that were launched last year.”


The new route to Rovaniemi joins a range of new winter services from Birmingham announced in recent weeks. easyJet flights to Krakow start on 15 November, to Reykjavik on 3 December and to Innsbruck on 15 December, as well as year round routes to Prague and Marrakech, providing customers in the Midlands with even more choice when booking their winter holiday, whether they are chasing winter sun or want a magical Christmas getaway.


And for those looking for a last minute getaway, great value fares are still available on flights for a great range of destinations this summer:

  • Birmingham to Berlin from £29.99*
  • Birmingham to Dalaman from £42.99*
  • Birmingham to Barcelona from £48.99*
  • Birmingham to Rhodes from £49.99*


easyJet launched its new base at Birmingham Airport in March this year and now offers  33 routes from Birmingham. To discover more about easyJet’s Birmingham network and to book, visit easyJet.com.

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