Finnair has announced plans for new long-haul routes and increased frequencies for the winter 2017 season.

The flag carrier will operate a twice-weekly service to the Indian coastal city of Goa between November 30, 2017 and March 18, 2018, as well as increasing the frequency of its Delhi service to six flights per week during the winter season.

In addition Finnair will fly twice weekly to Havana between December 1 and March 23, weekly to Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) between November 19 and March 18, and weekly to Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) between November 30 and March 22.

The airline will also increase frequencies on the following routes during the winter season:

  • Two additional weekly services to Bangkok, bringing the route to 16 flights per week
  • Two additional weekly services to Singapore, making the route daily year-round
  • Three additional weekly services to Hong Kong, bringing frequencies to ten flights per week year-round

Commenting on the growth plans Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair said:

“With the expected arrival of four new Airbus A350 aircraft in 2017, we are pressing ahead with our growth strategy.

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

Finnair recently announced an expanded codeshare agreement with Flybe, with customers now able to book Finnair flights departing from a total of 11 UK airports.