Finnair has announced that it will add frequencies and destinations in its network to Europe, Asia and North America for the forthcoming winter season.

The airline said that “travel is picking up in several markets” due to the growth of fully vaccinated people and reopening of borders.

In Asia, Finnair is currently flying daily to Tokyo, Seoul and Bangkok, and providing multiple weekly frequencies to Singapore and Hong Kong. It will also expand its presence in the Japanese market, resuming its service to Osaka in October, and adding flights to Nagoya in February.

The airline also announced that it will start serving its Dubai connection with a wide-body aircraft.

In North America, the airline currently flies to New York daily from Helsinki, and operates three weekly flights to Miami and Los Angeles. It has announced that it will also now fly from Helsinki to Chicago throughout the winter season, a route which previously only operated during the summer season.

The airline will also introduce direct routes to Los Angeles and New York from its Stockholm hub, while also introducing direct routes to Miami, Phuket and Bangkok.

Finnair to launch long-haul routes from Stockholm

Its European network will be strengthened with an increase in frequencies during the winter period. The airline will provide double daily services to cities such as Amsterdam, Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin and Frankfurt, and three daily flights to London and Paris. The airline is also increasing frequencies to St Petersburg “to support the traffic flows to Finnair’s North American destinations”.

New destinations will include Krakow and Gdansk in Poland, while it will add frequencies to popular holiday destinations in Spain such as Malaga, the Canary Islands, Madrid and Barcelona.

Meanwhile, its winter schedule will also include four daily connections to Rovaniemi, Ivalo and Kittila in Lapland, and two daily services to Kuusamo with connections from Helsinki.

Ole Orvér, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair, commented:

”We are excited to be able to expand the breadth and depth of our network, enabling better connections for customers as travel continues to pick up.

“We are also re-introducing services to support a smooth and convenient travel experience. We opened our Schengen lounge already in August, and Finnair’s Non-Schengen Lounge at Helsinki airport will open in early October.

“Our customers can enjoy our newly refreshed onboard food and drink service where we combine Nordic flavours with tastes borrowed from our friends abroad. The best Finnair fares are available on and Finnair mobile app, where shopping is easy and convenient.”