Finnair is increasing capacity to several
destinations in Germany by 24% for 2018.
The airline currently flies daily to five German
destinations including Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and
Munich, and will start flying daily to Stuttgart, its sixth
destination, on 23 April 2018.
From 26 March 2018, Finnair will
add a fourth daily frequency between Helsinki and Berlin.
Additional capacity will also be added to the German
capital for the upcoming winter season by flying the route with a
larger aircraft. In total, Finnair will add over 145,000 seats
between both cities from now until the end of the summer 2018
“We are a growing airline and we are looking
forward to expanding our already strong footprint in Germany,
which is a strategic focus market for us at Finnair,” said Juha
Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair. “We have also seen
steady growth in demand for travel between Germany and Asia which
is a great opportunity for us given our quick and efficient
connecting hub at Helsinki Airport. In the past year alone, we
have also seen strong double digit sales growth between Asia and
Germany, with travel to and from Japan especially strong.”
Travel between Asia and Europe is an important and growing market
segment for Finnair. Finnair flies to 19 destinations in Asia and
is the largest European carrier flying to Japan, with routes to
Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. The airline operates to seven
gateways in Greater China, with 38 weekly flights during the
summer 2018 season. Finnair flies non-stop to Beijing, Shanghai,
Chongqing, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Xian, and will open
a new route to Nanjing on 13 May 2018.
Finnair is a member
of the oneworld alliance and operates a joint business to Japan
with British Airways, Iberia and Japan Airlines, in addition it is
also part of a joint business over the Atlantic with American
Airlines, British Airways and Iberia.