Finnair is introducing a new direct service to Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games. The Finnish carrier already operates daily flights between Helsinki and Tokyo Narita. It will introduce daily services to Tokyo Haneda using Airbus A350-900 aircraft effective 29 March, 2020, subject to slot availability.
“Finnair has operated over 35 years between Japan and Finland. With the new flights, we are happy to offer even better connections between Tokyo and over 100 destinations in Europe,” says Ole Orvér, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair. “We also have a strong commitment to Narita and will continue flying from there as well.”
The new flights from Haneda will be codeshare flights with Finnair’s long-term partner, Japan Airlines, which has a wide network of connecting flights from Haneda onwards to other destinations in Japan.
The planned schedule for Finnair’s flight from Haneda is at night time which complements Finnair’s morning flights from Narita, offering more options and flexibility to passengers.
AY61 departs Helsinki at 00:50 and arrives at Tokyo Haneda at 16:15.
AY62 departs Tokyo Haneda at 01:35 and arrives at Helsinki at 05:30.
Finnair currently operates to four destinations in Japan – Tokyo Narita, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka – and Japan is Finnair´s largest market outside its home market Finland. The latest addition to Finnair’s network in Japan is Sapporo in Hokkaido, where Finnair will start operating on 15 December, 2019.