Finnair has announced plans to fly to nearly 100 destinations in Asia, Europe and the US in summer 2022.
Starting Feb. 7, the airline will add service to Dallas Fort Worth International to its North American network. The flights will operate four times weekly, offering connections to destinations beyond Dallas via JV partner and fellow Oneworld carrier American Airlines.
“We are also pleased to strengthen our network in the US by adding Dallas as a new destination,” said Ole Orver, CCO of Finnair. “Our customers will be able to enjoy great connections to other cities in North America through the extensive network of our alliance partner, American Airlines.”
Beginning on March 27, Finnair will launch new long-haul routes to Busan in South Korea and Tokyo Haneda, in addition to resuming service to Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Sapporo “if travel restrictions allow.” The new Busan route will launch with three times weekly service.
The airline will serve Sapporo as a summer destination for the first time with two weekly frequencies, increase flights to Osaka to double daily in June, and fly to Fukuoka in southern Japan three times per week. Altogether, the carrier will fly up to 40 weekly flights between Helsinki and Japan next summer.
“Before the pandemic, Japan was our single largest market outside our home market Finland, and we look forward to returning to all our five destinations in Japan,” Orver said. “We are also opening a new route to Busan in South Korea, demonstrating our continuous commitment to offering the best and most sustainable connections between Europe and Asia via our Helsinki hub.”
The airline will also fly to Shanghai and daily to Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore and Bangkok, with additional daily flights to Delhi beginning June.
In Europe, Finnair will offer connections from Helsinki to over 70 European cities including the new destinations of Zagreb in Croatia and Larnaca in Cyprus.
Helsinki Airport operator Finavia has announced Dec. 1 as the opening date for the new Terminal 2 entrance, arrivals hall and travel center at the airport. A new security control and check-in area will follow in summer 2022.