Finnair is preparing for the continued gradual opening of Asia and plans to serve nearly 100 destinations in Asia, the US and Europe during the summer season, which begins on March 27 2022.
Finnair will open new long-haul routes to Busan in South Korea, Tokyo Haneda, Dallas in the US and will also have Sapporo as a summer destination for the first time.
“We look forward to the world continuing opening again,” says Ole Orvér, chief commercial officer, Finnair. “Before the pandemic, Japan was our single largest market outside our home market Finland, and we look forward to returning to all our five destinations in Japan. We are also opening a new route to Busan in South Korea, demonstrating our continuous commitment to offering the best and most sustainable connections between Europe and Asia via our Helsinki hub.“We are also pleased to strengthen our network in the US by adding Dallas as a new destination.
If travel restrictions allow, Finnair will resume service to all the five destinations in Japan it served before the pandemic – Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Sapporo – and launch a new service to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.
Altogether, Finnair will fly up to 40 weekly flights between Helsinki and Japan in summer 2022. Finnair flies daily to Tokyo Narita and Haneda, offering a total of 14 weekly frequencies to the capital of Japan.
Finnair also flies daily to Nagoya and Osaka and will introduce double dailies to Osaka in June. Finnair’s Sapporo route will be introduced for the summer season for the first time with two weekly frequencies, and Fukuoka in Southern Japan is served with three weekly flights.
In North America, Dallas will be added to the network as of February 7 2022 and will be operated four times a week, with connections to Finnair’s partner American Airlines’ network.
As intercontinental traffic grows, Finnair will also strengthen its European network from Helsinki with connections to more than 70 European cities, including new destinations Zagreb and Larnaca.