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Three new airlines for Finland – and lots more frequencies

Air Serbia, Tibet Airlines and Juneyao Air will start operations at HEL in 2019, while Finnair is also starting new routes.

Three new airlines will be flying to Finland this summer season, and both Helsinki and Turku airports will be welcoming other new routes too, the airport operator Finavia reports.

Air Serbia, Tibet Airlines and Juneyao Air will start operations at HEL in 2019. The first of these will link the capitals of Finland and Serbia three times a week, starting in June.

Looking further east, the Chinese carriers Tibet Airlines and Juneyao Air will strengthen Helsinki Airport’s roster of Asian connections, the former commencing flights from Jinan in April, and Juneyao Air opening a year-round connection to Shanghai in June.

Finnair flights
However, it is Finnair that will start the majority of the new routes this year, launching flights from Helsinki to five new destinations.

In Europe the new summer destinations are Porto and Bordeaux, to which Finnair will be flying twice a week, plus Bologna with three flights a week. And, from late April, there will be seven flights a week to Hanover.

For the summer season there is also a new Finnair service from Helsinki to Los Angeles, operating three times a week.

In April, meanwhile, Norwegian bolsters its presence in the Finnish capital, starting summer-season flights from Helsinki to Pisa in Italy and Tivat in Montenegro, both once a week.

Wizz Air will fly twice a week from July between Turku and Skopje, capital of North Macedonia, as well as Turku-London and Turku-Krakow.

Further frequencies
Finnair is also increasing frequencies on existing routes from Helsinki, with two flights a day to Hong Kong and ten flights a week to Kansai.

During Japanese Golden Week in April there will be three flights per week instead of two to Tokyo Narita.

There will be an extra daily frequency to London, and an Airbus A330 widebody aircraft will replace one of the narrower, smaller planes currently used on the service, on the afternoon flights.

During the summer season there will be up to seven flights per day between Helsinki and London.

Finally, from Turku, Latvia’s airBaltic has added four new flights per week on its Riga route starting from April 30, which increases the number of frequencies to 11 in total.

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