Finnair Resumes Four Weekly Flights to Tokyo Narita
Finnair has resumed four weekly flights between Helsinki and Tokyo Narita, with new routing to avoid Russian airspace. The carrier will offer flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting March 9, 2022.
On Wednesday (March 2, 2022), Finnair announced the resumption of flights between Helsinki and Tokyo Narita from March 9, 2022. The flights will operate four times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and have been rerouted to avoid Russian airspace. Flight time on the Helsinki-Narita route will be approximately 13 hours, with departures from Helsinki at 17:30. The return Tokyo-Helsinki flights will depart at 22:40 on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (all times local). Earlier this week, Finnair announced the cancellation of flights to China, Japan and South Korea until March 6, 2022, due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The carrier continues to fly to Bangkok, Delhi, Phuket and Singapore with longer routing to avoid Russian airspace. Finnair also serves Bangkok and Phuket from Stockholm Arlanda in addition to Helsinki.
In Wednesday’s announcement, Finnair’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ole Orvér, said,
“Japan is one of our most important markets, and we want to continue offering safe and reliable connections between Helsinki and Tokyo also in this situation. Japan is also an important cargo market, and air connections are needed to keep cargo moving. We continue to evaluate possible alternative routings for our flights to China and South Korea and will communicate on these as soon as the plans are finalized.”
Specializing in passenger and cargo traffic between Asia and Europe, Finnair is a modern premium network airline with a competitive advantage due to their geographical location. Sustainability is at the heart of everything Finnair does, and the carrier is committed to cutting their net emissions by 50 percent by the end of 2025 (compared to a 2019 baseline) and achieving carbon neutrality by the end of 2045. In 2022, Finnair plans to serve nearly 100 destinations in Europe, Asia and the U.S., with new long-haul routes to Busan (South Korea) and Tokyo-Haneda (Japan), as well as Dallas and Seattle (U.S.). The carrier is also a member of the global oneworld® alliance and its shares are traded on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.