On Sunday 25 October, Finnair moved to its
winter schedule. The route selection has been expanded through
winter flights to Istanbul, and changes have also been made on
other individual routes.
The Istanbul route will now be flown in the
winter season for the first time - with a schedule of up to four
flights per week. The morning flight to Rome, on the other hand,
is withdrawn from the schedule for the winter.
Finncomm Airlines' flights to Stuttgart, which
operated with a Finnair flight number, have come to an end with
the start of the winter season. Finncomm will begin flights with a
Finnair flight number to Vilnius as of 16 November 2009.
The long-haul Tokyo route will be supplemented
with the addition of a fifth weekly flight due to increased
The Phuket, Thailand leisure route will be flown
for the first time with Finnair's own Airbus aircraft three times
per week. The popular Bangkok route will also receive a second
"The two daily flights on the Bangkok route,
which is particularly important for Finns, reflect the popularity
of Thailand tourism," said Petteri Kostermaa, Vice President Route
Strategy and Traffic Planning.
In connection with the move to the winter
schedule, some long-haul flight departure and return times will
change. The departure times of the Delhi and Beijing flight change
places: the flight to Delhi will depart at 20.05 and the Beijing
flight at 18.00.
The winter schedule is valid until 28 March
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