After the Covid-19 pandemic, Finnair will now operate a route to Japan starting on May30, 2024. Finnair is a contemporary, high-end network airline that focuses on carrying passengers and cargo between Europe and Asia. It is a member of Oneworld Alliance and the only Nordic network carrier with a 4-star Skytrax rating.
Using Helsinki Airport (HEL), Finnair expanded its network to include Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO). Currently, the airline flies to Osaka’s Kansai International Airport (KIX) and the airports of Tokyo, Haneda (HND) and Narita (NRT).
Ole Orvér, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair said, “We are delighted to resume our connection to Nagoya, where we used to fly before the pandemic. We already fly to Tokyo Haneda and Narita as well as Osaka. In the summer season of 2024, we’ll have a total of twenty weekly frequencies to Japan.”
Finnair plans to utilize A350 widebody aircraft for its operations to the top two leisure destinations. Helsinki and Las Palmas Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) will be served by A350-900 aircraft. A330 aircraft will operate on three weekly increments of frequencies to Dubai International Airport (DXB).
Finnair is also adding five more weekly frequencies to Manchester Airport (MAN), two more flights each to Dublin Airport (DUB) and Edinburg Airport (EDI), and three more weekly frequencies to Reykjavik’s Keflavik Airport (KEF) for the upcoming winter season.
However, Finnair has to overcome numerous obstacles and adopt new tactics in order to rebuild its Asian network due to travel restrictions related to the pandemic. The airline is aggressively expanding its network, fortifying its alliances with other airlines, and launching flights to the North Pole.
As Orvér said, “Finnair will have a very compelling leisure offering to popular holiday destinations for winter season of 2024.”
By: Rida Khan (Aviation Author)
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