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Finnair continues to grow its Asian traffic: Busan in Korea as a new destination in summer 2020

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. In summer season 2020, Finnair will operate from Helsinki to Busan three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and…

Finnair will add three more flights to China’s new airport

On June 26, 2019, Finnair announced its plan to grow its operations in China by adding three weekly flights to new Beijing Daxing International Airport set to be the world’s biggest, according to Reuters. Located on the border of Beijing and Langfang, Hebei Province, Beijing Daxing International Airport is scheduled to open for operation by…

Finnair starts codeshare cooperation with Juneyao Air

Announcing on its press release on May 16, 2019, Finnair has agreed on a new codeshare cooperation with Juneyao Air, one of the leading private-owned carriers in China, to extend its network in China. The new codeshare agreement will conduct on the route operated by Juneyao Air and Finnair between Helsinki and Shanghai Pudong International…

Finnair to fly to Guangzhou, China year-round during winter 2019

Finnair, Finland’s largest airlines, announced it is extending seasonal Guangzhou route to year-round operations as stated in the press release on April 17, 2019. The new route will operate between Helsinki and Guangzhou with two weekly departures during the winter season 2019-2020. In 2016, Finnair launched its Guangzhou route as a summer route that currently…

The first direct flights from Beijing to Oslo officially opened

The first direct flights from Beijing to Oslo recently had its launching ceremony and press conference on April 12, 2019 at the Norwegian Embassy in China. At the event, there was a formal anouncment of the first direct flight between China and Norway that will be operated by Hainan Airlines, the Skytrax five-star Chinese carrier…

Copenhagen plans to share Chinese tourists with Aalborg in 2019

Wonderful Copenhagen, an official tourism organization for the Capital Region of Denmark, cooperated with Copenhagen Airport and Aalborg Airport to launch a project that will make the transportation easier for Chinese tourists to visit north Jutland. Based on the research of an influx of tourists in Copenhagen over the past few years, the number of…

Indonesia participates in Finland travel fair

Indonesia participated in Matka Nordic Travel Fair held in Helsinki on 17-20 January 2019. In order to attract tourist from Northern Europe, Indonesia chose the archipelago’s unique experiences, such as local coffee and spices and musical instruments to be promoted in this fair. “Indonesia’s participation in the Matka Nordic Travel Fair is part of our…

New direct flight from Shanghai to Finland

Juneyao Air will open a direct route from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Helsinki Airport. Daily flights will be available on June-July 2019 and operated with a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.  New direct connections are expected to increase the number of Chinese tourists and also offer new tourism opportunities from Finland to China and Asia.  According to…

Indonesia participates in Oslo travel exhibition

Indonesia chooses 3 tourist attractions to be promote in the Reiselivsmessen tourism exhibition in Telenor Arena, Oslo on 11-13 January 2019. The destinations promoted at the event are Raja Ampat, Komodo Island, Lake Toba and Borobudur Temple. A representative of the Oslo embassy, Wisnu Lombar Dwinanto, sees this participation as a great opportunity to spread…

Norwegian now offers free Wi-Fi on long-haul flights

Norwegian is the first low-cost airline to launch free Wi-Fi for their customers on long-haul flight between Europe, USA, South America and Asia The first connected Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was delivered last month on 18 December 2018 and more than 50 per cent is expected to offer in-flight connectivity by 2020. The rollout of…