Finnair has announced that it is expanding for the European Winter 2017 season with new scheduled flights to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, Havana in Cuba, Goa in India and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.

Finnair General Manager, Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, Geoff Stone said the carrier would also be adding extra frequencies to many of its popular European Winter holiday and business destinations in Asia.

“ It is very exciting to see these new destinations added to our network and an increase in services to popular Asian destinations for our market, including Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok,” said Mr Stone.

Between 19 November 2017 and 18 March 2018, Finnair will operate a new scheduled weekly flight to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The flight will be operated on Sundays with Finnair’s new A350 aircraft. Puerto Vallarta is a popular tourism region on Mexico’s Pacific Ocean coast.

Between 30 November 2017 and 22 March 2018, Finnair will operate a new scheduled weekly flight to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. The flight will be operated on Thursdays with an A330 aircraft.

Between 1 December 2017 and 23 March 2018, Finnair will operate two weekly scheduled flights to Havana, Cuba. The flights will be operated on Mondays and Fridays with an A350 aircraft.

Between 29 November 2017 and 21 March 2018, Finnair will operate two weekly flights to the coastal city of Goa in India. The flights will be operated from Helsinki on Wednesdays and Sundays with an A330 aircraft. In addition, Finnair will add a weekly frequency on its Delhi route, flying six times a week to the Indian capital during the winter season.

Finnair will also add capacity to Thailand during the European Winter 2017 season. Two additional weekly frequencies will be added to the Bangkok route, bringing the total number of flights between Helsinki and Bangkok to 16 weekly. Finnair will adjust its schedule to offer a late evening flight between both cities giving additional flexibility for travellers. Flight schedules for the Krabi and Phuket routes will also be adjusted during this period  to enable more efficient connections for passengers flying from the Baltic and Scandinavian countries.   

From the commencement of the European Winter season, Finnair will be adding two new frequencies to its Singapore route, making it a daily destination year-round, and three additional weekly frequencies to Hong Kong, making it a 10-weekly operation year-round.

“With the expected arrival of four new Airbus A350 aircraft in 2017, we are pressing ahead with our growth strategy,” said Finnair Chief Commercial Officer, Juha Järvinen.

“These newest additions will offer even more travel options and flexibility for our customers travelling between Asia, America and Europe through our efficient Helsinki airport hub which guarantees a short and smooth connection.”

Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than nine million passengers annually and connecting 17 cities in Asia and 3 cities in North America with more than 60 destinations in Europe.

Finnair offers excellent connections from Australia with oneworld partners and was named Best International Airline – Offline Carrier in the prestigious AFTA National Travel Industry Awards in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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