Finnair has today announced plans to resume services to Nagoya in Summer 2024, as well as to increase frequencies on the Manchester & London route in Winter 2024.
The airline has been able to think further ahead, with the UK & Asia being the first initial focus towards such investment.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Finnair To Resume Nagoya, Increases Manchester & London…
Finnair will resume services to Nagoya, Japan on May 30 next year, on a twice-weekly basis using it’s long-haul aircraft being the Airbus A350 and the A330.
The route had previously been suspended due to the impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which highlights the post-pandemic investments the airline is making.
On top of this, from October 2024, services to Manchester will be upgraded to double-daily, which is up from nine weekly, with London Heathrow increasing to 29 weekly in that period.
Additional route upgrades are being scene in the following regions too:
- Additional two weekly flights into Scotland, bringing the total to six weekly in Winter 2024.
- Services to Ireland will increase from eight to 10 weekly in Winter 2024.
- Faro, Fuerteventura & Lanzarote to launch on twice-weekly basis in October 2024.
- Gran Canaria services to have an equipment upgrade from the A321 to the A350.
- Extra flights will be added to Reykjavik, but no indication on how many.
Ole Orvér, Finnair Chief Commercial Officer commented on these new routes, focusing on Nagoya, Manchester and London as well as the Canary Islands & southern Europe:
“We are delighted to resume our connection to Nagoya, where we used to fly before the pandemic.
“We already fly to Tokyo Haneda and Narita as well as Osaka, and in the summer season 2024, we’ll have a total of twenty weekly frequencies to Japan.
“We will also have a very compelling leisure offering to popular holiday destinations for the winter season of 2024.”
Overall, this represents significant growth opportunities for Finnair, with the likes of Nagoya, Manchester, London & other destinations standing to benefit from this.
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