Helsinki Airport reveals wide range of summer routes
Norwegian, Vueling, Finnair have drawn their battle lines for Helsinki this summer as they compete for the outbound leisure market.
New Asian destinations will be introduced from Helsinki Airport this summer when Finnair includes Xían in China and Hanoi, Vietnam, in its route selection. The airport will provide a total of 13 Asian destinations, the others being Bangkok, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Chongqing, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Delhi and Seoul.
The selection for Barcelona flights will double when Vueling starts flights from Helsinki in May. In addition, Finnair will fly to Barcelona twice a day in summer and Norwegian will fly six times a week. Finnair will increase the number of daily flights to Madrid to ten a week, and traffic from Helsinki to Palma de Mallorca will double as Norwegian flies there three times and Finnair twice a week.
Norwegian will introduce flights from Helsinki to seven new destinations: Budapest, Prague, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Athens and Burgas from April and Venice after midsummer.
Turkish Airlines will increase its number of flights between Helsinki and Istanbul, to two daily connections from March. Ukraine International will fly every day to Kiev from April. And Tel Aviv is another new route from Finnair in June, with two weekly connections.
[photo courtesy Helsinki Airport]