Asia link as Finnair opens routes to Sweden

Airline to fly to Umeå, Luleå, Norrköping and Visby
Swedes and Finns will be encouraged to explore their respective countries this summer season, as Finnair opens several new routes to Sweden. But the routes will also cater to demand from Asians to explore more of Sweden.
The Finnish airline will fly daily to the fast-growing northern Swedish towns of Luleå and Umeå, connecting them to the carrier’s network of destinations in Asia, Europe and North America.
Finnair is also taking over routes previously marketed by Flybe Finland from Helsinki, to Visby on the island of Gotland and to Norrköping in central Sweden. Flights to Norrköping will be daily, to Visby three times per week during the summer season.
The routes are in addition to several daily frequencies Finnair operates to Stockholm and Gothenburg.
“Swedes have a high propensity to travel, and we’re expanding our presence in Sweden to provide more Swedes with connections to our 15 Asian destinations,” Kenneth Gillberg, Finnair’s sales director in Scandinavia, told The Local. “But we’re also responding to more demand from Asian customers, particularly from Japan and China, who want to discover more of Sweden.”
The Local
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