Qatar Airways resumed flights to Helsinki on
The airline will operate the route with
thrice weekly flights using Airbus A350-900 aircraft offering 36
seats in Business Class and 247 seats in Economy.
The resumption of Helsinki flights means that the
national carrier of the State of Qatar now operates 22 weekly flights
to the Nordics, with daily flights to Oslo and Stockholm and five flights
per week to Copenhagen.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr.
Akbar Al Baker, said, “We are glad to see Helsinki
return to our network, a significant indicator of the recovery of
the Nordic travel market. With a total of 22 weekly flights to the
region we are delighted to be the first Gulf carrier to offer
flights to the four Nordic capitals of Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo
and Stockholm. While the drop in air travel demand due to COVID19
forced us to temporarily suspend services to Helsinki, we are
proud to have never stopped flying to Copenhagen, Oslo and
Stockholm. As we pass the worst of the crisis, we look forward to
increasing our services to the Nordic region to support the
recovery of tourism and trade in the region.”
During the pandemic, in addition to scheduled
passenger services, Qatar Airways Cargo operated a large
number of scheduled freighters, charters and freight-only
passenger aircraft to Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Gothenburg and
Helsinki to support Nordic exporters and transport essential
medical supplies and PPE to the region.
With the resumption
of passenger flights to Helsinki, the airline will operate 39
weekly flights to the Nordic region, providing more than 1,400 tonnes of weekly cargo capacity each way.
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