Finnair continues its strong growth in Asia with additional frequencies for summer 2019
(Warsaw 3.9.2018) Continuing its strong growth in key Asian markets, Finnair will be adding frequencies on many popular Asian routes for next summer, including double daily flights to Hong Kong and additional flights to Japan.
Finnair will add flights on several of its Japanese routes, increasing its capacity to Japan by 15% for the summer season. Three weekly flights will be added on the Helsinki-Osaka route, meaning Finnair will now fly a total of ten weekly frequencies during the summer season starting on March 31, 2019. The added second daily frequencies depart Helsinki on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 00:45.
Continuing the success of the double daily flights to Tokyo during the summer of 2018, Finnair will operate double-daily flights on the Tokyo route for the entire summer season in 2019 and will also add a third daily flight during Japan’s Golden Week holiday. With these changes, Finnair is increasing its capacity to Tokyo by 9% compared to the 2018 summer season.
Finnair is also adding capacity on the Nagoya route by flying the Airbus A350 from May 5th onwards.
Finnair operates all flights to Japan in cooperation with its joint business partners; Japan Airlines, British Airways and Iberia. Including the joint business flights with Japan Airlines, Finnair will now offer up to 41 weekly frequencies to Japan in summer season 2019.
“We continue to execute on our growth strategy, and the new additions further strengthen our offering in key Asian markets,” says Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair. “Travel between Asia and Europe has been steadily growing in recent years and we expect that trend to continue in the future.”
Finnair will also significantly grow its presence in the Greater China area, with a 12% increase in overall capacity during the summer season, offering 42 weekly flights in total between Helsinki and Greater China.
Finnair will fly double daily, or 14 weekly frequencies, to Hong Kong with the new Airbus A350 aircraft year-round as of 2019 summer season. Finnair is currently flying ten weekly flights during the 2018 summer season, and 12 weekly flights in the upcoming winter season.
Capacity will also be increased on the Guangzhou route as it will now be operated with a A350 aircraft. Finnair will fly four weekly frequencies to Guangzhou during the 2019 summer season, increasing its capacity on the route by 16% compared to summer 2018.
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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 19 cities in Asia and 7 cities in North America with over 100 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 nine 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.