Finnair to open France route, deepens Asia

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Carrier makes all kinds of adjustments to popular routes

Finnair says it will open a new winter route to Lyon for the next winter season and will also add long-haul frequencies to Osaka, Hong Kong, Delhi and Phuket.

Lyon is the second largest metropolitan area in France and from December 11, 2018, Finnair will fly two weekly flights there from its Helsinki hub with an E90 aircraft.

Operating on Tuesdays and Saturdays, the airline stresses that “the flights will offer smooth connections to Finnair’s Asian network”.

Finnair will soon be receiving its 12th A350 aircraft in 2018, and with that it will be adding several frequencies to its most popular long-haul destinations.

The route to Osaka will go to daily during the winter season with two additional frequencies on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Two additional frequencies will also be added to the Hong Kong route on Fridays and Sundays, for a total of 12 weekly frequencies.

Finnair’s route to Delhi will become a daily destination in winter with the addition of a flight on Wednesdays, while a fourth weekly frequency will be added to the Phuket route on Mondays starting December 10.

Not only Asia
In addition, the airline says that the schedule for its flights to Miami will be modified so they better coincides with its other North American departures and its connecting flights to Europe.

Short-haul frequencies will also be added during the winter season, including one more weekly flight to Malaga, Funchal and Tenerife, two to Rome and Gran Canaria and a daily flight on weekdays to Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland.

Finnair also pledges to continue its direct flights to Lapland from London Gatwick, Paris and Zurich. And it will extend routes to Malta and Antalya until December 9, while Edinburgh and Alanya-Gazipasa will become year-round destinations.

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