With airlines slowly going in confidence for their own going operations, Finnair is planning its Summer 2022 operations carefully, with growth in Asia, North America and Europe planned.
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.
Subject to travel restrictions, 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
Sapporo is being offered as a year-round flight (as opposed to winter only), with a total of 40 flights a week between Helsinki and Japan in summer 2022.
The new Busan route in South Korea will be launched in March with three weekly frequencies, connecting the costal port to the Finnair network.
Its full network for Asia and the Middle East include:
- Hong Kong
- Tel Aviv
Finnair will fly to Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, and open a route to Dallas as a new destination.
Dallas will be added to the network as of 7 February 2022 and will be operated four times a week, offering connections at the American Airlines network mega-hub. The North American network will be comprised of:
- Dallas-Fort Worth
- Los Angeles
- New York-JFK
Finnair will also strengthen its European network from Helsinki with smooth connections to more than 70 European cities, including new destinations Zagreb and Larnaca.
Finnair offers double-daily flights to cities like Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Vienna, Zürich, Gdansk and Milan, and even more daily frequencies to Paris, London, Berlin, Warsaw, Brussels, St Petersburg as well as the Scandinavian and Baltic cities.
Planned operations include:
- Palma de Mallorca
- St. Petersburg
- Stockholm Arlanda
- Stockholm Bromma
Finnair will offer its usual network, along with planned bus network routes. These include:
Ole Orvér, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair said:
“We look forward to the world continuing opening again,”
“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. Our customers will be able to enjoy great connections to other cities in North America through the extensive network of our alliance partner, American Airlines,”
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