Finnair will operate one weekly flight between Helsinki and Nanjing starting September 11.

The route will be operated with an A350 aircraft until October 18, and it supports cargo and passenger travel demand between Europe and China, says the airline.

The carrier also flies one weekly flight between Helsinki and Shanghai, a route it resumed in July.

“We are happy to be able to serve another destination in China, which continues to be a key market for us,” says Ole Orvér, chief commercial officer, Finnair.

Finnair currently serves about 40 destinations in Europe and Asia, operating altogether 80-90 flights per day. Its long-haul flights to Asia are supported by cargo demand.

The airline recently announced that it will reduce the planned number of flights to European destinations this month due to a “lower-than-expected demand”.

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