The new routes will be introduced by both existing carriers and three new airlines set to commence operations in Helsinki and Turku, namely Air Serbia, Tibet Airlines and Juneyao Air.
Air Serbia will commence flights between Helsinki Airport and Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, in June, while Chinese carriers Tibet Airlines and Juneyao Air will strengthen the airport’s connections to Asia by opening a new Helsinki to Jinan route in April and a year-round connection to Shanghai in June, respectively.
“We are constantly looking for new partners for Finnish airports to ensure comprehensive flight connections for both Finnish and international passengers,” said Petri Vuori, vice president of sales and route development at Finavia. “Helsinki Airport already has the most flight routes to Asia from Northern Europe, and the new carriers further solidify Helsinki’s position.”
Flying in all directions
Finnish national carrier Finnair is also opening new routes, linking Helsinki Airport with Porto, Bordeaux, Bologna and Hanover in Europe starting in spring. The airline has just introduced a new service to Los Angeles in the US.
Norwegian will connect the Finnish capital with Pisa in Italy and Tivat in Montenegro during the summer season, while Wizz Air is expanding Turku Airport’s European network to North Macedonia’s capital, Skopje, as well as to London and Kraków.
There will also be added coverage on existing routes between Helsinki and Hong Kong, Osaka and Tokyo by Finnair, as well as between Turku and Riga by AirBaltic.