Finnair is to resume flights to and from Manchester next week, and is offering up to 62 per cent off fares from the airport.

The carrier’s regular Manchester-Helsinki route will restart on July, initially operating twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays with an Embraer E190 aircraft, before increasing to five flights per week In August, daily in September, and twice daily in December.

Finnair is promoting the route resumption with special fares for travel in July and August. Examples given include up to 62 per cent off business class fares between Manchester and Helsinki (£310 return), and 48 per cent on business class long-haul flights from Manchester to Seoul (£1,463 return).

Other savings include 33 per cent of business class flights to Hong Kong (£1,700 return), and 23 per cent off economy flights to the same destination (£415 return).

Similar business class savings can also be had on routes including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Madrid and Rome.

Last month Finnair announced plans to operate up to 30 per cent of its schedule in July, with a focus on “strategically important” routes to Asia.

The carrier has published details of its health and safety measures in the light of Covid-19, including a requirement for passengers to wear face masks inflight, social distancing at the airport, boarding from the rear of the aircraft, amended inflight service, and enhanced aircraft with a focus on high-touch areas.