Finnair reveals new routes and capacity

Airline to fly to new destinations in China, Portugal, Germany
Finnair has made several route announcements today. It plans the opening of a new year-round route between Helsinki and Nanjing in China, with routes also in the works to Lisbon and Stuttgart and capacity rising for other destinations.
Located along the Yangtze and with a population of over 8 million, Nanjing is “one of the four ancient capitals of China and a vibrant centre for culture and economy,” the airline says.
The route will be operated three times a week in summer and twice a week during the winter season. The inaugural flight will be on May 13, on an Airbus A330.
Finnair will now be flying to seven destinations in China during the next summer season, with 38 weekly flights there in total. These include daily to both Beijing and Shanghai, four a week to both Chongqing and Guangzhou, three to both Nanjing and Xi’an, and 10 weekly flights to Hong Kong.
“Finnair is fast becoming one of the biggest and most preferred European carriers operating between Europe and China,” says Juha Järvinen, chief commercial officer.
“Next year will also mark a very important milestone in our history as we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Finnair’s inaugural flight to Beijing and China.”
Stuttgart, Finnair’s sixth destination in Germany, will launch on April 23, while the flights to Lisbon will start on June 1.
Capacity will increase to Tokyo, Chicago, San Francisco, Bangkok and Delhi, among others, and there will be 17 new weekly frequencies to nearby Tallinn, flying up to ten times daily.
Two additional weekly frequencies to Reykjavik will serve the Icelandic capital with multiple daily flights in cooperation with Icelandair, while Billund is among more than a dozen airports to get an extra Finnair weekly frequency.
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