Whilst we might be in the IATA Winter 2023 timetable, Finnair is looking forward to summer 2024, with plans to return to Nagoya.
Finnair is planning to return to Chubu Centrair International Airport (the international airport that serves Nagoya and the Central Japan region) on the 30th of May 2024. The airline will operate two flights a week from that date.
It will expand the footprint of Finnair in Japan, with it serving Tokyo-Narita, Tokyo-Haneda and Osaka International.
Winter 2024 is coming
Whilst we might be only 9 days or so into the current winter season, the airline is planning additional connectivity for Winter 2024.
From October 2024, Finnair will begin scheduled flights to three of its former charter destinations. There will be two weekly frequencies to Faro in Portugal and Lanzarote and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.
It will also start operating two popular leisure destinations with widebody aircraft. There will be three weekly incremental frequencies to Dubai with the Airbus A330 aircraft. Las Palmas flights will be operated with an Airbus A350.
The airline is also adding more flights to the UK and Ireland for the next winter season. Manchester will get five additional weekly frequencies, whilst Dublin and Edinburgh will both get two additional weekly frequencies to allow for connections to Northern Finland, Scandinavia and Japan.
Finally, three more weekly frequencies to Reykjavik will be added.
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,”
“We will also have a very compelling leisure offering to popular holiday destinations for the winter season of 2024,”
Utilising the fleet in new ways
With the airline’s access to Russian airspace still limited, Finnair is planning well ahead it seems, with it utilising its long-haul fleet to Las Palmas, and Dubai, as well as the return to Nagoya.
This is in addition to the long-term lease of Airbus A330 aircraft to Qantas too.
With a mixture of new and far destinations, there are some tempting options that the airline is offering.
Now, parts of the passenger experience could improve too, it would be even better…
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