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Use Avios on Finnair award flights

Finnair Plus has entered a new era on 9 March 2024.

Your Avios can fly you around the world, as you can use Avios to purchase award flights, and pay for Finnair flights or flights with our partner airlines with Avios. For Finnair flights, you can book a Classic award flight using Avios only or pay for a flight by combining Avios with money.

Finnair Classic award flights

Finnair award flights are a great way to make use of your Avios. You can buy Finnair Classic award flight tickets to Finnair flights (flight numbers marked with an AY code) operated by Finnair or Norra.

The price of the award flight in Avios depends on your destination, travel class and whether you purchase a return or one-way flight. The ticket includes one checked bag (max. 23kg) in all travel classes and a seat reservation for a standard seat. 

On top of the Avios, you will need to pay an additional surcharge depending on the route.

How to book a Finnair Classic award flight

  1. Choose Award flights from the booking engine on our front page.
  2. Log in to your Finnair Plus account.
  3. Choose your destination and dates and proceed with your booking.
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Avios prices for Finnair award flights

The prices in the table below are for online reservations and valid from 9 March 2024 onwards. Please note that if you purchase your Finnair Classic award flights through our customer service, there is an extra charge of 500 Avios for one-way flights and 1,000 Avios for return flights.

Finnair award flights

ZoneEconomy ClassPremium EconomyBusiness Class
Finland and Northern Europe*6,500 Avios-10,000 Avios
Central Europe**12,000 Avios-18,000 Avios
Western and Southern Europe***13,000 Avios-20,000 Avios
Canary Islands, Madeira, Eilat and Tel Aviv****15,000 Avios-25,000 Avios
Doha, Dubai and India*****28,000 Avios42,000 Avios55,000 Avios
Most of Asia and North America******30,000 Avios43,500 Avios62,500 Avios
Japan, Singapore and Los Angeles*******30,000 Avios43,500 Avios62,500 Avios

When your award booking includes a connecting flight, Avios will be charged separately for each flight, except for flights within zone 1 (Finland and Northern Europe*).

For example, when you book a London–Helsinki–Singapore award flight, Avios are charged separately for the London–Helsinki flight and the Helsinki–Singapore flight. But when you book a Stockholm–Helsinki–Singapore award flight, we charge Avios only for the Helsinki–Singapore flight.  

Additional surcharges

ZoneEconomy ClassPremium EconomyBusiness Class
Finland and Northern Europe*€10-€10
Central Europe**€15-€15
Western and Southern Europe***€15-€15
Canary Islands, Madeira, Eilat and Tel Aviv****€30-€30
Doha, Dubai and India*****€30€35€60
Most of Asia and North America******€45€65€100
Japan, Singapore and Los Angeles*******€45€65€120

The surcharge cannot be paid with Avios  

Prices are for flights in one direction; double prices for round trips.


*Zone 1: Bodø, Copenhagen, Gdansk, Gothenburg, Oslo, Riga, Stockholm, Tallinn, Trondheim, Vilnius, Visby, Warsaw and all flights within Finland

**Zone 2: Amsterdam, Bergen, Berlin, Billund, Brussels, Budapest, Düsseldorf, Edinburg, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Innsbruck, Krakow, Ljubljana, London, Manchester, Munich, Prague, Salzburg, Tromsø, Wroclaw, Zagreb, Zurich, Vienna

***Zone 3: Alanya, Alicante, Antalya, Barcelona, Bologna, Chania, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Faro, Geneva, Heraklion, Larnaca, Lisbon, Madrid, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Milan, Naples, Nice, Paris, Reykjavik, Rhodes, Rome, Santorini, Split, Venice, Verona

****Zone 4: Gran Canaria, Eilat, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Madeira, Tel Aviv, Tenerife

*****Zone 5: Delhi, Doha, Dubai, Mumbai

******Zone 6: Bangkok, Chicago, Dallas, Guangzhou, Hongkong, Phuket, Miami, New York, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai

*******Zone 7: Los Angeles, Nagoya, Osaka, Singapore, Tokyo  

Guaranteed seats for award flights

We have increased the number of Classic award seats on our flights and guarantee a minimum number of award seats on each flight. We guarantee at least 4 award seats on Finnair flights within Europe and 8 on Finnair long-haul flights between Europe and Asia, North America and Dubai*.

You can also use Business Class and Premium Economy award seats for travel class upgrades.

Award seats are available for booking through all channels 360 days prior to departure.

RegionEconomy ClassPremium EconomyBusiness Class
Flights within Europe**at least 4at least 2
Flights between Europe and Asia, North America and Dubaiat least 4at least 2at least 2

* Excluding flights where our partners (tour operators such as Aurinkomatkat (Suntours)) have reserved the majority of the seats, flights to and from Doha and flights that do not depart from or arrive at Helsinki Airport. 
** Please note that we fly some routes without Business Class. 

  • Round-trip award flights must depart from and return to the same city. This does not apply to one-way award flights.
  • The Avios cost of an award flight is for one person only.
  • The Avios costs in the table above apply when you make the purchase online. If you purchase your Finnair Classic award flights through our customer service, there is an extra charge of 500 Avios for one-way flights and 1,000 Avios for return flights.
  • Award flights are only valid for Finnair flights (restrictions apply to code-share flights).
  • The customer is liable to pay all passenger fees and taxes relating to award flights.
  • Connections for award flights are always booked for the first possible flight. No stopovers are permitted.
  • The outbound and round trip flights of a return award ticket may not be on the same day.
  • Customer can make changes with certain restrictions for the Finnair Classic award flight.
  • One stopover is permitted on round trip long-haul flights.
  • If the customer travels in multiple travel classes during an award journey, the cost of that award will be calculated based on the highest travel class.
  • The corresponding number of Avios will be debited from the account when an award booking is made.
  • Award bookings may not be exchanged for money, nor may travel class upgrades be made with Avios.
  • No compensation or refund will be paid for unused award tickets.
  • The number of seats available with award flight booking classes is limited.
  • It is not possible to book awards for certain times and routes.

For more information about purchasing and using award flights, please see Finnair Plus rules.

If you cancel a Finnair Classic award booking made before 9 March 2024, we will refund the purchase to your account in Avios. You can make changes to Finnair Classic award bookings within the normal terms and conditions. The conversion rate from award points to Avios is 3:2 – 3 award points equal 2 Avios.

You have a Finnair Classic award booking for a Helsinki-Singapore flight in Economy class for summer 2024. You purchased the award in autumn 2023 with 45,000 award points and wish to cancel your award booking in April 2024 when Finnair Plus uses Avios as a loyalty currency. We will refund your account 30,002 Avios.

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