Finnair announce summer 2018 schedule and new destination in China

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed August 31, 2017 13:24

Finnair announce summer 2018 schedule and new destination in China

Finnair is opening a new year-round route to Nanjing, China. In addition the airline is also increasing capacity to several of its popular short haul destinations and to many long haul destinations such as Tokyo, Bangkok and Delhi during the summer 2018 season.

Finnair will commence a new year-round route between Helsinki and Nanjing, China, three times per week during the summer season and two times per week during the winter season.

“We are very pleased to be expanding our growing network in China with the addition of Nanjing, our seventh destination in Greater China,” says Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair. “Finnair is fast becoming one of the biggest and most preferred European carriers operating between Europe and China. Next year will also mark a very important milestone in our history as we will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Finnair’s inaugural flight to Beijing and China.”

The inaugural flight to Nanjing will take place on May 13, 2018 and the new route will be operated by an Airbus A330 aircraft.

Finnair will now fly double daily to Tokyo Narita with three new weekly frequencies. Together with Japan Airlines, Finnair will now offer three daily flights as part of its joint business with British Airways and Iberia. Three new weekly frequencies will be added to the Bangkok route, serving 10 weekly frequencies during the summer season and 16 frequencies during the winter season. An additional weekly frequency will be added to the Delhi route bringing it to four weekly frequencies during the summer season and six frequencies during the winter season. In addition, Finnair is increasing frequencies to Helsinki from several European destinations during the summer 2018 season, including: four additional weekly frequencies from Edinburgh, one additional weekly frequency from Dublin, 14 new weekly frequencies from Tallinn, flying up to 10 times daily, and an additional daily flight from Moscow, serving the Russian capital three times daily, and up to six times daily in co-operation with Aeroflot Russian Airlines.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed August 31, 2017 13:24