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 30 September, 2019 and Finnair’s new flights are set to be operated in November 2019.
Finnair will operate to Beijing International Daxing Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays as of 3rd November, 2019 with an Airbus A330 aircraft.
The new frequencies are in addition to Finnair’s daily flights to Beijing Capital Airport.
Ole Orvér, Finnair’s Chief Commercial Officer said by adding the new flights, Finnair’s customers will surely meet with even better connections between Beijing and also Finnair’s 100 destinations in Europe allowing travelers short flight times and convenient transfers via Helsinki.
“Our aim is to continue to grow our presence in China. The new Beijing Daxing International Airport will become a key hub for international travel to and from China and will serve our customers well.”
“We are grateful for the support and collaboration from both authorities and our partners in opening the new Daxing flights”, Orvér added.
Finnair operates to seven destinations in Greater China, and China is among Finnair’s top markets globally.
Prior to this announcement, Finnair recently in this spring joined codeshare collaborations with Juneyao Air and with China Southern, which brought 13 new Chinese destinations to Finnair’s customers.