7 JANUARY 2013


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Article from BTNews 7 JANUARY 2013

Finnair to Xian

Xian, home of the world-famous Terracotta Army (and for Rolls-Royce in China too), is to be connected to Europe for the first time next summer with non-stop flights by Finnair from Helsinki.  The airline plans three frequencies per week on A330-300 aircraft starting 14 June until the close of the summer season on 26 October.

The new service is Finnair’s latest step toward its goal of doubling Asian revenue by 2020.  The airline had previously announced a new summer connection to Hanoi from 15 June, also with three frequencies per week.
“I’m very excited and pleased to announce Xian as our fifth destination in China”, says CEO Mika Vehviläinen.  “The fast-growing Chinese economy continues to fuel rapid growth in demand for air travel to and from Europe, and to open up new opportunities for Finnair.  We have a history of pioneering better connections between Europe and China going back to 1988, when we began flying to Beijing.  We look forward to building on that history and offering the quickest and smoothest itineraries between dozens of European destinations and Xian”.  www.finnair.com

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