Finnair to launch Helsinki-Mumbai service

New thrice weekly service to second Indian gateway to launch next summer

Mumbai | Credit: Image by Walkerssk from Pixabay

Finnair is set to launch new three times weekly services between Helsinki and Mumbai, India as the oneworld airline alliance member tweaks its schedules due to the Russian airspace no-fly zone.

Flights on the new Mumbai route will debut during the summer season, and be available to book from 5 April 2022.

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The airline connects customers from its Helsinki hub to almost 70 European destinations, five North American destinations and eight Asian destinations.

“Summer sees us increasing flights to over 300 daily flights,” said Ole Orvér, Finnair Chief Commercial Officer. “We continue to serve our key Asian destinations despite the longer routings caused by Russian airspace closure, and also have an excellent offering in Europe and North America.”

Some long-haul flights to Asia are cancelled due to Russian airspace closure, and consequently, frequencies in Finnair’s European network are adjusted to the resulting decrease in transferring customers. Impacted guests will be notified via email or text message of their flight changes and can either alter their travel date or seek a refund, if the alternative flight is not suitable or if re-routing is not available.

Gateway of India, Mumbai | Credit: Photo by Sarang Pande on Unsplash

Finnair’s Asian offering consists of daily connections to Bangkok, Delhi, Singapore and Tokyo, three weekly flights to Seoul, two weekly flights to Hong Kong, once a week to Shanghai.

The airline suspended its other services to Japan for the summer 2022 season, due to the Russian airspace closure. Finnair was originally scheduled to serve Tokyo Narita and Haneda airports, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, and Fukuoka with altogether 40 weekly flights. The new Busan route has also been postponed.

Last weekend, Finnair commenced its new US route to Dallas/Fort Worth, with four weekly flights and full connectivity to American Airlines’ extensive network in the US. Another new route, Seattle, opens on 1 June with three weekly frequencies. AY also flies to New York JFK and to Chicago daily, and to Los Angeles three times a week. Additionally, Finnair flies daily from Stockholm Arlanda to New York JFK and to Los Angeles four times a week.

In Europe, Finnair has a strong network of almost 70 destinations, including Southern Europe leisure destinations such as Alicante, Chania, Lisbon, Malaga, Nice, Porto and Rhodes, all served with several weekly frequencies.

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