• Joe Breitfeller

Finnair to Resume Weekly Service Between Helsinki and Shanghai From July 23, 2020

Finnair announced on Monday the resumption of service between Helsinki and Shanghai from July 23, 2020. The carrier will offer one weekly flight and the route will be serviced with an Airbus A350.

Finnair Airbus A350-900 XWB - Courtesy Airbus

On Monday (July 20, 2020), Finnair announced that they have received permission from the Chinese authorities to resume service between Helsinki and Shanghai. The once-weekly service is open for work-related travel, but entry to Finland is still restricted pending an EU level decision on reciprocity. Finnair will operate the route with a state-of-the-art widebody Airbus A350. Currently, the carrier offers seamless connections from Helsinki to 24 European destinations. In today’s announcement, Finnair’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ole Orvér said,

“The re-opening of our Shanghai route is great news for our customers and an important step for us, as China continues to play a key role in Finnair’s strategy. We look forward to increasing our service to the Chinese market soon.”

For July, Finnair is offering service to over 30 destinations with between 80-90 flights daily. The carrier will increase routes and frequencies throughout August and September and is updating their traffic plan daily, as travel restrictions are eased and demand recovers. Finnair’s long-haul flights to Asia are also supported by essential cargo demand.

Specializing in passenger and cargo traffic between Asia and Europe, Finnair has a competitive advantage due to their geographical location. Finnair is also the only Nordic network with a 4-Star Skytrax rating and carried over 14.7 million passengers in 2019, earning revenues of €3.1 billion. The carrier is also a member of the global oneworld® alliance.

Source: Finnair