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Wed, 10 July 2019

Finnair to Launch Direct Flights to Busan, South Korea

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 A350 aircraft.

Finnair Airbus A350 reg: DH-LWA. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com in July 2019. Click to enlarge.

“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.

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