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Finnair launches Non-Stop Flights to Seoul

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Finnair has launched non-stop flights to Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Seoul is Finnair’s eleventh destination in Asia.

The flight time from Helsinki to Seoul is 8 hours and 55 minutes, and just under 10 hours from Seoul to Helsinki . The route completes Finnair’s comprehensive Asian network and supports the important status of Helsinki-Vantaa airport as a hub for traffic between Europe and Asia.

“We are delighted that our range of Asian flight routes is being supplemented, serving both passengers and cargo customers,” said Henrik Arle, Deputy CEO and head of Scheduled Passenger Traffic. “Right from the first flight our customers represent several different nationalities, underlining Finnair’s development into a genuinely international operator.”

South Koreans are expected to account for the majority of passengers on the new route, especially during the summer season that is now getting underway. Finnair also offers good connections from Helsinki to over 40 European cities.

South Korea is the world’s tenth-ranking region in economic terms, with a population of 49 million and an economy enjoying powerful growth. The capital Seoul is home to around 10 million people. Its international airport, Incheon International, is one of Asia’s biggest air traffic centres.

The demand for air traffic between South Korea and Europe is continuously increasing. As a consequence of the growth in South Korea’s export industry, the new route is expected to be popular with business passengers. In addition to the opportunities that it offers to the business community, the new route has great potential for tourist travel from Asia to Europe, while the area is also increasingly popular as a leisure destination for Europeans.

The first Finnair flight from Seoul leaves at 10.15 on June 3, arriving at Helsinki 9 hours and 50 minutes later.

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