Finnair to boost Japan connections for summer 2019


Finnair is set to boost frequencies on popular Asian routes next summer, including double-daily flights to Hong Kong and additional flights to Japan, as it continues its strong growth across key Asian markets.

Finnair will add flights on several of its Japanese routes, increasing its capacity to Japan by 15 per cent for summer 2019.

Three weekly flights will be added on the Helsinki-Osaka route, meaning Finnair will now fly a total of ten weekly frequencies between Helsinki and Osaka during next year’s summer season, starting on March 31st.

The extra flights will offer additional choice for customers with two daily frequencies on selected days.

The added flights depart on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from Helsinki just after midnight at 00:45.

Continuing the success of the Tokyo route’s double-daily flights in summer 2018, Finnair will operate double-daily flights between Tokyo and Helsinki for the entire summer season in 2019.

It will also add a third daily flight during Japan’s Golden Week holiday.

Finnair’s extra flights will see capacity to Tokyo increased by nine per cent compared to the 2018 summer season.

Meanwhile, customers flying to Nagoya will benefit from Finnair’s A350 operating on the route, providing increased comfort and additional seats.

Three extra weekly flights will be added until March 2019 and then a daily service throughout summer 2019.

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 flights a week to Japan in summer 2019.

Juha Järvinen, Finnair chief commercial officer, said: “We continue to execute on our growth strategy, and the new additions further strengthen our offering in key Asian markets.

“Travel between Asia and Europe has been steadily growing in recent years and we expect that trend to continue in the future.”

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