Finnair is increasing its schedule between Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) and Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok (HKG) from seven flights a week to 12 a week from June 2011.
Hong Kong in China is one of the world’s most important economic centers, the airline notes.
“Finnair’s position in traffic between Asia and Europe is strengthening continually. Our Asian strategy is working really well, and demand has grown strongly,” says Christer Haglund, Finnair’s senior vice president of communications. “In addition to the extra flights to Hong Kong, we recently announced that Finnair will open a new route to Singapore in May 2011.”
Helsinki lies directly on the shortest great-circle routes between Northeast Asia and much of Western Europe, so Finland’s geographical location and Helsinki-Vantaa Airport’s fast connecting times enable Finnair to offer its customers one-stop flying times that are compeitive with non-stop schedule times for flights between Asia and other European cities.
The airline says it also offers excellent links from Hong Kong to elsewhere in Asia via the airline’s Helsinki hub.
Finnair operates scheduled flights to 11 long-haul destinations. The long-haul fleet currently consists of five Airbus A340-300s and seven A330-300s.