Finnair has extended the operating season of its
newly announced Sapporo route to year-round operations.
will fly between Helsinki, Finland and Sapporo in Hokkaido, Japan
with an Airbus A330 aircraft two times per week, year-round, from 15
Flights to Sapporo are operated in the winter season with
departures from Helsinki on Sundays and Thursdays, and departures
from Sapporo on Mondays and Fridays. In the summer season the
operating days are Sundays and Wednesdays from Helsinki and
Mondays and Thursdays from Sapporo. The flight time is
approximately nine hours.
Sapporo is Finnair’s fifth
destination in Japan, in addition to Tokyo Narita, Osaka, Nagoya
and Fukuoka. Finnair will also open a direct
daily route to Tokyo´s Haneda Airport as of March 2020. The new
frequencies to and from Haneda will be in addition to Finnair’s
daily flights to Tokyo’s Narita Airport.
to our network is very exciting,” said Christian Lesjak, Senior
Vice President, Network and Resource Management. “Japan is Finnair´s largest market outside our home market Finland, and with
five key Japanese cities in our network, we are now the largest
European airline flying to Japan.”
Finnair will also add
capacity to Osaka in Japan by adding two weekly frequencies on the
route starting in the 2020 summer season. The
total number of Finnair´s weekly flights on the route will thus
increase to 12.