The operation at Finland’s biggest airport will increase with Air Serbia, Tibet Airlines and Juneyao Air
Travellers at Helsinki airport will be able to profit from an increased operation this summer. Finavia — a Finnish governmental company operating Helsinki airport — will welcome three new airline carriers.
Summer season brings new connections to Finnish airports – Three new airlines start operations at Helsinki Airport. See the list of new summer connections and added flights to existing routes: https://t.co/GXq14QpYLT #smoothtravelling pic.twitter.com/6icidswX4v
— Helsinki Airport (@HelsinkiAirport) April 2, 2019
The Chinese carriers Tibet Airlines and Juneyao Air will strengthen Helsinki airport’s Asian connections. Tibet Airlines will commence flights from Helsinki to Jinan in April. Juneyao will open a year-round connection to Shanghai in June.
“We are constantly looking for new partners for Finnish airports to ensure comprehensive flight connections for both Finnish and international passengers. Helsinki airport already has the most flight routes to Asia from Northern Europe, and the new carriers further solidify Helsinki’s position”, says Petri Vuori, vice president, sales and route development at Finavia.
From airlines’ point of view, the advantages of Helsinki airport include excellent direct connections to other airports. Reliable and cost-efficient services play another significant role.
“We want to be the best airport partner in Northern Europe for our customers, both new and existing ones. The role of Helsinki airport as a crossroads for international air transport has grown significantly and, in 2018, the share of transfer passengers of all departing passengers exceeded 35 per cent.
“For example, for Asian travellers, Helsinki airport serves as a gateway to Finland and as a transfer airport on the way to other parts of Europe,” Vuori explains.
Helsinki and Turku airports will see new routes
Apart from airlines launching their service at Helsinki, passengers can also look forward to new routes both from the capital as well as from the city of Turku.
In addition, starting from July, Wizz Air will fly from Turku to Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. Additionally, the airline’s new routes include Turku–London and Turku–Kraków, expanding Turku’s network of European cities.