FINNAIR TO ADD WINTER FREQUENCIES TO BANGKOK
Next December Finnair will supplement its double-daily winter service to Bangkok with three additional frequencies per week from December 30, 2014 to March 27, 2015. The extra flights bring the number of Finnair’s peak-season weekly Bangkok services to 17, the most frequencies of any European carrier.
The additional flights are scheduled to depart on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. AY91 departs Helsinki Airport (HEL) at 20:15 for arrival at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) at 11:00 local time the next day. AY92 leaves Bangkok on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 12:45 for arrival in Helsinki at 18:55 local time.
The new evening frequencies, operated with Airbus A340 aircraft in a two-class Business and Economy configuration, offer excellent connections with other cities in Finland, Scandinavia, France and Germany. Together with the daily Bangkok flights AY89 (departure at 16:40) and AY95 (18:30), the three extra flights constitute an intensive traffic program giving passengers a wide range of choices and connectivity throughout Finnair’s network.
“Thailand has long been a popular destination for Finns and other Northern Europeans, and adding capacity will help us meet this enduring – and growing – demand,” says Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo. “As the European airline with most weekly frequencies to Bangkok and several other Asian destinations, we are on track to double our revenue from Asian traffic between 2010 and 2020.”
Finnair offers up to 28 frequencies per week to three cities in Japan and 28 to five cities in China. Delhi, Hanoi, Seoul and Singapore round out Finnair’s other Asian destinations that seamlessly connect via Helsinki to a network of more than 50 destinations in Europe.