3 DECEMBER 2012
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Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, is the latest destination for oneworld carrier Finnair as it develops Helsinki as a hub for European traffic and the Far East. Finnair will become the only European airline to offer a direct flight from Europe to what is the second largest city in the country, and with a population of 6m+ and now not far short of Ho Chi Min (formerly Saigon) the economic centre.
Whilst still a Communist State, Vietnam is one of the boom economies of Indo China.
Starting on 14 June 2013, Finnair will begin services to Hanoi from its hub in Helsinki with three frequencies per week. It competes with direct Vietnam Airlines’ flights from Frankfurt, Gatwick and Paris.
“We are delighted to be able add Hanoi as our 12th destination in Asia”, says CEO Mika Vehviläinen. “This is yet another important step for Finnair toward our long-term goal of doubling our Asian revenue by 2020".
In addition to Hanoi, Finnair operates to Bangkok, Beijing, Chongqing, Delhi, Hong Kong, Nagoya, Osaka, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. www.finnair.com
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