Finnair continues Asia growth
10 Jul 2019, 18:52 ( 3 Months ago) | updated: 11 Jul 2019, 11:07 ( 3 Months ago)
The national flag carrier Finnair continues to grow its Asian operations and adds Busan in South Korea as a new destination in summer 2020.
Finnair will be the first and only airline connecting Busan to Europe with a non-stop flight, said the company in a press release.
In summer season 2020, Finnair will operate from Helsinki to Busan three times a week -- on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, starting on March 30th, 2020 (subject to regulatory approvals) with its modern Airbus A350 aircraft, with flights connecting smoothly to and from Finnair’s vast network of European destinations.
The addition of Busan into Finnair’s network connects over 100 European destinations with 20 destinations in Asia.
“We are excited to be the first European airline operating to Busan, which is a wonderful addition to our Asian network,” said Finnair Chief Commercial Officer Ole Orvér. “Korea is one of our top markets globally, and we have been operating to Seoul for 11 years. We are delighted to be able to offer a new destination to our customers in Korea and to continue growing sustainably in Asia.”
Busan is South Korea’s second largest city with 3.5 million inhabitants. It is located on the south-eastern tip of the Korean Peninsula and is known for its beautiful scenery that combines mountains, rivers and the sea. It offers excellent beaches and great hiking trails in a temperate climate.
Finnair specialises in connecting Europe and Asia via the short Northern route through Helsinki, Finland, with timetables designed to support smooth transfers and short travel times.