In the upcoming winter season 2014-2015, Finnair will introduce scheduled services to Krabi and Phuket in Thailand, destinations which were previously served on a charter basis. Finnair will operate to Phuket (HKT) three times per week from November 14 and to Krabi (KBV) twice per week from December 10. Both routes will be operated with Airbus A340 aircraft.
Flights to Nagoya, Japan (NGO) will also increase next winter, from four to five per week. The additional frequency is scheduled to depart on Tuesdays in November-December and Wednesdays from January to March. Like all Japan services, the extra flight is timed for optimal connections with dozens of European destinations. All Finnair Nagoya flights are operated with Airbus A330 aircraft with seats in Business Class that convert to fully flat beds.
Next winter Finnair will reopen its service to Tromsø (TOS), which launched last January and proved popular as a winter leisure destination. The Arctic city in the far north of Norway will be served from Helsinki three times per week from January 1 until March 28, 2015. The route will be flown with Embraer E90 aircraft operated on behalf of Finnair by Flybe Finland.
“Thailand and Japan are two markets where Finnair has a long-established presence and where we are well positioned to serve growing demand for both leisure and business travel,” says Finnair’s SVP Resource Management Gregory Kaldahl. “We are also pleased to resume seasonal service to Tromsø next year after a successful route opening this winter. Convenient services to Tromsø add depth to our route network and contribute to making Finnair the top airline in the Nordic region.”