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Finnair to resume Int´l flights gradually from July
Published : 19 May 2020, 01:03
Updated : 19 May 2020, 10:13
The national flag carrier Finnair will gradually resume flight operations to Asia and Europe from July, said an official press release.
“We expect aviation to recover gradually, starting in July,” said Finnair Chief Commercial Officer Ole Orvér.
“Our intention is to operate approximately 30% of our normal number of flights in July, and we will also start long-haul flights to our key Asian destinations. We will then add routes and frequencies month by month as demand recovers,” Orvér added.
Finnair will add flights in a flexible manner, as the demand develops. The flight schedule will also take into account changes in travel restrictions in different countries.
Finnair will fly to Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai in Greater China, subject to government approval, to Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo Narita in Japan, and to Singapore, Seoul and Bangkok. Long-haul operations are supported by the cargo demand.
In August, Finnair will start flights to Delhi and New York and in November to Tokyo Haneda airport. Finnair also has operated flights to Miami, Krabi and Phuket during the winter holiday season.
On European routes, Finnair will first focus on key centres, and in July will start running flights to Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Geneva, Hamburg, London, Malaga, Manchester, Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Riga, Tallinn, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Vilnius, Vienna, and Zürich.
In August, Finnair plans to start flights to Barcelona, Milan, Madrid, Rome and Warsaw. During the summer holiday season, Finnair will also operate individual flights to some of the holiday destinations in Southern Europe.
In July, Finnair will operate on six domestic routes in Finland, flying to Kuopio, Mariehamn, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Turku, and Vaasa.
In August Finnair will start flights to Ivalo and Kittilä in the Finnish Lapland, and in September, operations start to Kuusamo and Tampere.
The airline, however, will not operate to Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kemi or Kokkola this summer. Decisions on these five destinations for winter 2020/2021 will be made later on, when there is more visibility of how the demand develops.