Finnair is to add frequencies to its routes from Helsinki to Tokyo and Hong Kong next summer, with the additional services being operated by its Airbus A350 aircraft.

The carrier will add four additional weekly flights to its current daily A330 service between Helsinki and Tokyo Narita, to be operated between June 5 and October 27, 2017.

The additional A350 frequencies will operate as part of its joint business agreement  with Japan Airlines, British Airways and Iberia.

Meanwhile the Finnish flag carrier will add three weekly frequencies to its Helsinki-Hong Kong route between June 6 and October 28, 2017, adding to the existing daily service which is already operated by the A350.

Finnair currently has seven A350 aircraft in its fleet, with four more scheduled to be delivered next year.

The carrier recently increased the number of its Heathrow-Helsinki services being operated by the A350 to five per week, allowing Finnair “to meet the increased demand for capacity and cargo on this busy route”.