Finnair begins Mumbai service

Finnair has launched its newest Indian route with flights to Mumbai. The city will be served non-stop from Helsinki five days a week with Airbus A340 aircraft. Moreover the airline’s current three-weekly frequency for flights to the Indian capital Delhi will be increased to daily.

Mumbai is India’s biggest business city and centre of business and logistics. India’s most affluent population live in the area, so there is big potential for tourist traffic to Europe. The new route also opens numerous possibilities to tourist traffic from Europe to India: near Mumbai there are several interesting destinations for travellers, for example Goa, known for its magnificent beaches, and the culturally rich state of Kerala.

The flights to Mumbai are part of Finnair’s Asian strategy. In response to strong demand of the Asian market, the number of weekly flights to India will increase from the current three to 12. Flights to other Finnair’s destinations in Asia have also been continuously increased.

Altogether, Finnair now flies to ten different destinations in Asia: to Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong in China, to Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya in Japan, to Delhi and Mumbai in India and to Bangkok in Thailand.