Finnair has unveiled plans to launch seasonal
flights to Busan, South Korea next summer.
Finnair will operate thrice weekly flights
between Helsinki and Busan on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, starting 30 March 2020, subject to regulatory approvals.
The airline will operate the route with Airbus
“We are excited
to be the first European airline operating to Busan, which is a
wonderful addition to our Asian network,” said Ole Orvér, Chief
Commercial Officer, Finnair. “Korea is one of our top markets
globally, and we have been operating to Seoul for 11 years. We are
delighted to be able to offer a new destination to our customers
in Korea and to continue growing sustainably in Asia.”
The addition of
Busan into Finnair’s network connects over 100 European
destinations with 20 destinations in Asia.
Busan is South Korea’s second largest city with 3.5 million
inhabitants. It is located on the south-eastern tip of the Korean
Peninsula and is known for its beautiful scenery that combines
mountains, rivers and the sea. It offers excellent beaches and
great hiking trails in a temperate climate.
Finnair will be the first and only airline
connecting Busan to
Europe with a non-stop flight.