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Article from BTNews 3 SEPTEMBER 2018

Far East growth for Finnair

Frequencies on popular Asian routes, including double-daily flights to Hong Kong and additional flights to Japan, are being boosted by Finnair next summer as the airline continues what it says is strong growth across key Far East markets.

Finnair has made a point in recent years of stressing the convenience of connections at its Helsinki hub for business travellers from the UK heading to long-haul destinations that it also serves.

The latest expansion will see increased capacity of 15% for summer 2019 on several of the Japanese routes. Three weekly flights will be added on Helsinki – Osaka for a total of ten from 31 March.

Continuing the Tokyo route’s double-daily flights this summer, Finnair will repeat the schedule for the entire summer season in 2019 and will add a third daily during Japan’s Golden Week holiday.

Meanwhile, customers flying to Nagoya will have Finnair’s Airbus A350 operating on the route to provide additional seats. Three extra weekly flights will be added until March 2019 and then a daily service throughout summer 2019.

Chief commercial officer Juha Järvinen said: “These new additions further strengthen our offering in key Asian markets. Travel between Asia and Europe has been steadily growing and we expect it to continue.”

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