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Finnair launches Hanover, ups capacity to Dubai with A350

Besides launching its seventh destination in Germany, Finnair adds extra frequencies to popular routes.

Pressing ahead with its growth in the German market, Finnair says it will be launching a new route to Hanover next summer, to start on April 29.

With five flights a week to become a daily and year-round route from June 1, 2019, the route makes Hanover Finnair’s seventh destination in Germany joining the year-round destinations Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart.

Finnair stresses that Hanover is one of northern Germany’s largest cities and hosts a number of important fair and trade events throughout the year.

“We are very excited to open a new route to Hanover and to continue our growth and expansion into Germany as it is a very important market for Finnair,” says Juha Järvinen, the Finnish carrier’s chief commercial officer.

Finnair has also “significantly increased” its presence in the German market for the current 2018 summer season by adding around 35% capacity compared to last summer, Järvinen continued.

Popular routes
Following the splurge on capacity already being implemented in 2018, capacity is also being added for the 2019 summer season on “some popular European routes”, the airline reveals. Finnair will, for example, add four weekly frequencies to Barcelona from the start of June until the end of the season.

An additional frequency will go to Reykjavik too, making it daily for the entire summer season. An extra daily frequency will also be added to Warsaw on both Saturdays and Sundays.

And Finnair is laying on further capacity to Helsinki-Dubai for the upcoming winter 2018 season. One weekly frequency will be added, which means it will now fly seven weekly frequencies on the route.

Two of the weekly frequencies to Dubai will be operated with an A350 instead of a narrow-body aircraft.

“Flying some of the Dubai frequencies with the A350 during the winter season will also allow us to offer our Finnair Business Class product with full-flat seats on this popular leisure and business route,” Järvinen explains.

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