Finnair expands with new Guangzhou, route in 2016


The Nordic airline Finnair continues to expand its Asian traffic. In the summer of 2016 Guangzhou in China will be one of two new destinations.

Finnair will fly direct from its Helsinki hub to Guangzhou with four weekly frequencies between May 6 and October 29, 2016. Guangzhou is the third largest city in China, with a population of 13 million. It is a major trade and transportation centre, and the main manufacturing hub in one of mainland China’s leading commercial and manufacturing regions.

Guangzhou is Finnair’s sixth destination in Greater China. Finnair has year-round services to Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and a summer service to Xi’an.
The new destinations will be served with Finnair’s Airbus A330 aircraft. Finnair connects Fukuoka (Japan) and Guangzhou to over 60 destinations via its Helsinki hub, with timetables designed for transfer traffic.

“We intend to double our Asian traffic by 2020 from the 2010 baseline, and these new destinations are an important step towards this target,” says Pekka Vauramo, Finnair President and CEO. “We have a long tradition of connecting Asia and Europe with smooth fast connections via our Helsinki hub, and I look forward to expanding our network to these two exciting markets.”

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