Finnair to launch Singapore route

1 Jul 2010 by BusinessTraveller

Finland’s flag carrier will commence daily flights from Helsinki to Singapore next year, offering an alternative route to the Southeast Asian city for European travellers.

The new service will launch on May 30, 2011, and will be operated using Airbus A340 aircraft. 

Timings have not yet been released, but Finnair says it will operate “a timetable that suits the needs of business passengers”. UK passengers will hope that the Singapore service allows for timely connections to and from the twice-daily flights between Manchester and Helsinki, and four-times daily services from Heathrow to the Finnish capital.

Finnair has expanded its Asian offering in recent years, and now serves nine cities in China, Japan, India, South Korea and Thailand. The carrier’s Helsinki hub is located close to the most direct route for many flights between Europe and Asia, meaning Finnair is well-positioned to pick up connecting traffic between the two continents, with around 50 European destinations within the carrier’s network.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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