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Finnair adds capacity to Lisbon, Alanya, Brussels

Lisbon and Alanya expand to year-round products, while Brussels gets an occasional A330.

Finnair has revealed it will add flights between its Helsinki hub and both Alanya (Gazipasa) in southern Turkey and Lisbon for the 2018-19 winter season.

The Finnish flag carrier opened its Lisbon route during the summer 2018 season, but “due to strong demand” it will now fly the route daily year-round.

The frequencies it will add to Lisbon increase the capacity on this route by 70% during the winter season.

The flights to the popular holiday destination of Alanya will be operated twice a week during the winter season, from October 28 to March 31 next year. It is the first time a destination on the Turkish Mediterranean coast will be available on Finnair’s scheduled flights year-round.

“Excellent business class product”
In addition, capacity will be added to the carrier’s Brussels route as of October 31, when Finnair will start to fly one of its daily frequencies, on both Wednesdays and Saturdays, with a widebody Airbus A330.

This change will offer added passenger capacity between both cities and “an excellent business class product with full-flat seats for this busy route”, Finnair says.

“These additions are a direct response to the strong demand and wishes from our customers and serve both our Nordic customers as well as our customers connecting from Asia,” explains Juha Järvinen, the carrier’s chief commercial officer.

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