Finnair ups Tokyo, Hong Kong frequencies

Long-haul flights intensified with new A350 fleet
Finnair keeps pushing its Asian traffic, today announcing it will add capacity and frequencies to its Tokyo and Hong Kong routes with the new Airbus A350 for the summer 2017 season.
The airline will increase Helsinki-Tokyo with four additional weekly flights to Narita airport. It currently operates daily to Narita with an A330, but the additional flights will be flown with the A350, to be operated between June 5 and October 27.
This means Finnair and its partner Japan Airlines will offer 18 weekly connections from Helsinki to Tokyo’s Narita Airport. The additional frequencies will be operated as a joint business operation with Japan Airlines, British Airways and Iberia.
Finnair also flies non-stop to Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka during the summer 2017 season, with a total of 35 weekly flights to Japan.
The Finnish flag carrier will also add A350 frequencies to its Hong Kong route with three additional weekly flights between June 6 and October 28.
At the moment it flies daily to Hong Kong, departing in both directions at around midnight, and with the new frequencies it will operate 10 weekly flights and offer the added option of an afternoon flight from Helsinki and a morning flight from Hong Kong. Finnair’s flights to Hong Kong are fully operated with the A350.
Finnair will also maintain its seasonal route to the nearby Chinese city of Guangzhou, with four weekly frequencies operated with an A330. This route opened in 2016 and was Finnair’s fifth destination in mainland China.
“With increased frequencies for Tokyo and Hong Kong on the A350, we are now tapping into the growth of Asia-Europe traffic,” says Juha Järvinen, chief commercial officer. “It’s been a year since we received our very first Airbus A350, and with seven aircraft operating in our network we look forward to having even more customers flying on this great aircraft.”
Next year, the airline is expected to receive four A350 deliveries. By the end of 2023 it aims to have what it calls one of the most modern long-haul fleets in the industry, with 19 A350s in its fleet.
TTG Nordic

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