Finnair’s Strong Demand in Bangkok

As of December 3, Finnair’s flights to Bangkok will operate twice daily in response to Thailand’s guaranteed warm weather and swimming waters which are attractive to tourists throughout the year, but high demand in the winter season, said Petteri Kostermaa, who is responsible for Finnair’s route strategy and traffic planning, reported on 3 August,2007. During the winter season, Finnair will be the biggest European scheduled flight operator in Bangkok.
In addition to the evening departures operated throughout the year, a new morning departure will be launched from Helsinki at the beginning of December, running until the end of March. The return flight returns from Bangkok at night, arriving in Helsinki in the early morning.
 Riku Helminen , Finnair’s country manager in Sweden pointed out that demand for Finnnair’s flights between Europe and Asia has increased significantly. In Sweden, demand For Finnair’s Asian traffic has grown by as much as 55 percent compared with last year. Also, “There are over 200 flights a month from Helsinki to the various Asian destinations; many companies favor Finnair because we have a modern and environmentally friendly fleet and the shortest, fastest route to Asia through Helsinki.”

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