Finnair has received permission from the Chinese
authorities to resume flights between Helsinki and Shanghai.
The airline will operate one flight per week
using Airbus A350 aircraft, starting 23 July.
Finland has opened its borders for work-related
travel from China but entry to Finland is still restricted for the
time being pending an EU level decision on reciprocity.
Finnair currently offers connections to 24
European destinations from Helsinki.
“The re-opening of our Shanghai route is great
news for our customers and an important step for us, as China
continues to play a key role in Finnair’s strategy,” said Ole Orvér, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair. “We look forward to
increasing our service to the Chinese market soonest.”
Finnair is operating flights to over 30 destinations
operating 80-90 flights per day.