Finnair extends its seasonal Guangzhou (CAN) route to year-round operations and will operate between Helsinki and Guangzhou with two weekly frequencies during winter season 2019/2020, in addition to its four weekly summer frequencies.
Finnair launched its Guangzhou route as a summer route in 2016, and as of this spring, will serve the route with its new Airbus A350 aircraft, adding both passenger and cargo capacity to the route.
“The extension of the operating season of our Guangzhou route is a logical next step in our Asian strategy”, says Christian Lesjak, SVP, Network and resource management, Finnair. “Travel between Finnair’s Chinese destinations and Europe is increasing, and we are happy now to be able to offer year-round operations to our passengers and cargo customers.”
Finnair also moves to the new Terminal 2 in Guangzhou, which is optimised and designed for smooth transfer traffic, with the move also supporting the planned code share collaboration between Finnair and China Southern, which offers extensive domestic connections from Guangzhou onwards.
Finnair serves seven destinations in China – Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Xi´an and Hong Kong in Greater China and will in summer season 2019 operate up to 42 weekly frequencies to China from its Helsinki hub.