Finnair plans to start additional Asian routes, with a concentration on Sapporo, Japan.


Finnair is preparing for Asia’s planned gradual opening, with plans to fly to more than 100 destinations worldwide and new long-haul routes to the Far East beginning in Summer 2022. For the first time, the Finnish flag carrier’s summer 2022 schedule includes new Asian long-haul services to Tokyo Haneda, Busan, South Korea, and Sapporo Japan. Get more information from the source: bridgepayday.

Areas of focus

Finnair’s focus on Japan will see the airline restart service to all five locations it operated before the epidemic, including Sapporo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya, and, Tokyo – and a sixth new flight to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, if travel restrictions allow.

“We look forward to the world opening up again,”  Finnair’s Chief Commercial Officer. 

Outside of our home market of Finland, Japan was our single largest market before the pandemic, and we look forward to returning to all five of our Japanese locations. 

We’re also launching a new route to Busan, South Korea, as part of our ongoing commitment to providing the greatest connectivity between Europe and Asia through our Helsinki base.”

“We’re also excited to expand our network in the United States by adding Dallas as a new destination.” 

Through the broad network of our alliance partner, American Airlines, our passengers will be able to travel to other places in North America.”

How many flights will be in operation?

Finnair will begin flying up to 40 flights per week between Japan and Helsinki by end of March 2022. Customers will be able to fly to Haneda and Tokyo Narita daily for 14 weekly trips to the Japanese capital.

Finnair will also fly daily to Osaka and Nagoya, with double daily service to Osaka beginning in June. Sapporo will be supplied with 2 weekly frequencies for the first time during the summer season, and Fukuoka in Southern Japan will be served with 3 weekly flights.

Finnair connects clients to major Asian destinations daily, with flights to Shanghai, Bangkok, Singapore, Seoul, and Hong Kong twice a week.

Daily flights to Delhi will begin in June, and a new three-times-weekly service to Busan, South Korea, will begin in May/March.

Flights from Heathrow to Helsinki will increase to four per week in Summer 2022. Still, Finnair is dramatically increasing capacity by placing wide-bodied Airbus A330 and A350 aircraft on two of the four daily routes between the two cities to cope with the predicted increase in demand.


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