Finnair adds long-haul frequencies to Osaka, Hong Kong, Delhi and Phuket for winter 2018/2019

(Warsaw 11.1.2018) Finnair will receive its twelfth A350 aircraft in 2018 and will add several frequencies to its popular long-haul destinations during the 2018/2019 winter season, further strengthening its presence in Asia. Also short-haul frequencies will be added to popular Finnair destinations in Europe.

Finnair’s route to Osaka will become daily during the 2018/2019 winter season, with two additional frequencies on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Starting from December 7 two more frequencies will be added to the Hong Kong route on Fridays and Sundays, for a total of 12 weekly flights. In addition, Finnair’s route to Delhi will become a daily destination during the winter season with the addition of a flight on Wednesdays as of December 12, and a fourth weekly frequency will be added to the Phuket route on Mondays as of December 10. 

A new route to Lyon, France, will be opened on December 11th 2018 and an additional weekly frequency will be added to Malaga, Funchal and Tenerife. Two weekly frequencies will be added to Rome and Gran Canaria and a daily weekday flight to Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland. The non-stop flights to Lapland from London Gatwick, Paris and Zürich will continue.

The operating period of some the of the existing Finnair routes will be extended. Malta and Antalya will continue operating from the Summer season until December 9, 2018. The routes to Edinburgh and Alanya-Gazipasa will also be extended for the winter, making them new year-round destinations for Finnair.

"Finnair is in the largest expansion phase of its history and we are continuing with growing our capacity to popular destinations in Asia and Europe," says Arunas Skuja, Finnair's General Manager for East Europe and Baltic States. "These added frequencies will offer also our Polish customers with more choice and flexibility for their winter plans."

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Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than ten million passengers annually. In 2017, Finnair's extensive network connects 18 cities in Asia and 7 cities in North America with over 60 destinations in Europe. The airline, a pioneer in sustainable flying, was the first European airline to fly the next-generation, eco-smart Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and it is the first airline listed in the Leadership Index of the worldwide Carbon Disclosure Project. The only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking, Finnair has also won the World Airline Award for Best Airline Northern Europe for the past eight years running. Finnair is a member of oneworld, the alliance of the world's leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers.