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Finnair to launch flights to Nanjing, China, from May 2018

Finnair to launch flights to Nanjing, China, from May 2018

In line with its growth strategy, Finnair is opening a new year-round route to Nanjing, China.

In addition the airline is also increasing capacity to several of its popular short haul destinations and to many long haul destinations such as Tokyo, Bangkok and Delhi during the summer 2018 season.

Further strengthening its solid presence in China, Finnair will commence a new year-round route between Helsinki and Nanjing, China.

Located along Yangtze River, Nanjing is one of the four ancient capitals of China, and a vibrant centre for culture and economy.

With a population of over eight million people, Nanjing is an important commercial hub and leisure destination with growing passenger and cargo demand.


Offering convenient transfers to Finnair’s network of over 100 destinations via its hub, Helsinki Airport, the new route between Helsinki and Nanjing will be operated three times per week during the summer season and two times per week during the winter season.

The opening of the Nanjing route will increase Finnair’s growing footprint in north-east Asia, with the Finnish carrier flying to seven destinations in China during the 2018 summer season.

Altogether, Finnair will fly 38 weekly flights to Greater China, flying daily flights to both Beijing and Shanghai, four weekly flights to both Chongqing and Guangzhou, three weekly flights to both Nanjing and Xi’an as well as ten weekly flights to Hong Kong.

“We are very pleased to be expanding our growing network in China with the addition of Nanjing, our seventh destination in Greater China,” said Juha Järvinen, chief commercial officer at Finnair.

“Finnair is fast becoming one of the biggest and most preferred European carriers operating between Europe and China.

“Next year will also mark a very important milestone in our history as we will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Finnair’s inaugural flight to Beijing and China.”

The inaugural flight to Nanjing will take place on May 13th, 2018 and the new route will be operated by an Airbus A330 aircraft.