Finnair “to double Asian traffic by 2020”

Finnish carrier further expands Asian network
Finnair continues to expand its Asian traffic, opening two more Asian destinations for the 2016 summer season – Fukuoka in Japan and Guangzhou in China.
“We intend to double our Asian traffic by 2020 from the 2010 baseline, and these new destinations are an important step towards this target,” said Pekka Vauramo, the airline’s president and chief executive.
“We have a long tradition of connecting Asia and Europe with smooth fast connections via our Helsinki hub, and I look forward to expanding our network to these two exciting markets.”
Finnair will open a direct route to Fukuoka in southern Japan in the spring, with three weekly frequencies. This makes it the only European airline to operate to four different cities in Japan, adding to daily connections to Tokyo Narita, Nagoya and Osaka.
Finnair will also open a direct route to China, flying from Helsinki to Guangzhou in China with four weekly frequencies between May 6 and October 29. Guangzhou is China’s third largest city, with a population of 13 million, and will be Finnair’s sixth destination in Greater China in addition to Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and a summer service to Xi’an.
Both destinations will be served with Finnair’s A330 aircraft.
TTG Nordic