Finnair has adjusted its longhaul capacity plans
for this summer.
Finnair will now operate 77 flights weekly from
Asian destinations to Helsinki, with schedules tailored for onward
connections to more than 50 destinations elsewhere in Europe.
airline said that the adjustments were due to delays of scheduled heavy maintenance work
of some widebody aircraft, as well as a shortage of overflight
rights during the busy summer season.
Even with these slight adjustments, Finnair will
still fly a record number of flights to and from Asia during
The affected flights are as
- AY 41/AY42 to and from Seoul on June 12/13, 13/14
- AY 61/62 to and from Hong Kong on June 14/15, 15/16, 16/17
Other flights between Helsinki and Hong Kong (AY 69/70) remain
unaffected during this time.
Additionally, the company has
decided to remove a total of four weekly frequencies from the
combined Seoul and Hong Kong markets from 18 June through the
end of October. The frequencies removed from the schedule are:
- AY 61/AY 62 from Helsinki to Hong Kong on Mondays, Thursdays
and Sundays/from Hong Kong to Helsinki Tuesdays, Fridays and
- as well as AY 41/AY 42 from Helsinki to Seoul on
Wednesdays/from Seoul to Helsinki on Thursdays.
summer period Finnair will continue to fly a total of 6 times per
week to Seoul and 9 times per week to Hong Kong.
changes impact on some bookings already made by Finnair customers,
customers are being asked to contact
the travel agent or Finnair Customer Service to find alternative
flights or refund tickets.
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