Finnair’s winter plan includes continuation of long routes to Asia


Finnish airline Finnair plans to continue operations to Asia in the winter of 2022-2023 using the long route due to the closure of Russian airspace.

In its update for this period, the airline said it would fly to ten Asian destinations from Helsinki airport.

In Asia, Finnair will operate daily flights to Delhi, Singapore, Seoul and Tokyo Narita. It will also operate to Mumbai four days a week, as well as seven times a week to Hong Kong and once a week to Shanghai.

Its update also includes five US destinations and more than 60 to Europe.

However, the company will continue to suspend operations to other Asian destinations, including Tokyo Haneda, Nagoya, Osaka and Sapporo, due to Russian airspace constraints.

For travelers in Bangkok, it plans to operate up to 14 times a week and three times a week to Phuket and two weekly frequencies to Krabi.

In the United States, it intends to operate daily flights to New York’s John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) from Helsinki and three times a week to Los Angeles and Miami.

It will serve Dallas Fort Worth and Chicago O’Hare with four weekly flights.

Finnair’s European operations include approximately 60 routes. It operates double daily newspapers to and from most European capitals.

In a statement, Finnair said: “Finnair offers seamless connections from Europe to its Asian and American network, as well as to the popular winter destinations of Ivalo, Kittilä and Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland.

“Lapland offers authentic winter experiences, from skiing to sleigh rides, and those wishing to capture the magic of the Northern Lights have plenty of opportunities to do so.”

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