Flying to East Asia via Finner was once very popular as there were good links to relatively short flights via their Helsinki center to East Asian cities in Japan, South Korea and China. These links are neither commercially nor functionally attractive, as Russia has closed its airspace to overcrowded aircraft due to Western embargoes.
Finnare originally planned to serve a total of 40 weekly flights in the summer to Tokyo Narita, Tokyo Haneda, Osaka, Nokoya, Fukuoka and Sapporo. It also plans to add Busan in South Korea to the route network. All of these links will be discontinued in the summer of 2022.
However, the Finnish airline operates daily flights to other major destinations in Asia such as Bangkok, Delhi and Singapore and Tokyo (up to 4 June 2022), three times a week to Seoul, twice a week to Hong Kong and once a week to Shanghai. As Asia’s new destination, Finnare will serve Mumbai three times a week from 5.4.22.
North America expanded
Instead, Finner focuses on North America. It will serve Dallas-Ford Worth three times a week 3/27/22 and Seattle six times five times a week from 6/1/22. Finner flies daily to JFK and Chicago in New York and to Los Angeles three times a week. There are daily flights from Stockholm Arlanda to New York JFK and Los Angeles four times a week.
The inter-European route network was adjusted due to the low number of transport passengers. Finnair notifies passengers of changes in the flight schedule directly by email or SMS. They may change the date of travel or request a refund if they do not wish to use a replacement flight or are unable to divert. (TI)
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