From January to April this year, 511,000 passengers opted for the quickest route from Scandinavia to Asia via Helsinki with Finnair. That is an increase of 6 percent compared to the same period last year. In April, Finnair increased capacity by 6.7 percent compared with 2012. More than 91 percent of all aircrafts were on time. Number of sold seats on board rose to 79.5 percent.
Finnair increases capacity to Asia from 14 June. Overall, it is about 13 destinations and 80 aircraft per week. Also two new destinations are added: Xi’an in China and Hanoi in Vietnam.
Japan: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya daily.
China: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong daily, Chongqing 4 flights per week and 3 flights Xi’an per week.
India: Delhi 6 flights per week.
South Korea: Seoul daily.
Vietnam: Hanoi 3 flights per week.
Thailand: Bangkok daily.
In the past four months, 523,520 passengers opted Helsinki airport as their gateway to Asia. That is 22, 500 more than in the same period in 2012. With that number, Helsinki retains the position as Northern Europe’s largest gateway to Asia, and Europe’s second largest of Japan.