Finnair opens daily direct flights from Singapore to Helsinki today, 31 May. Travel to Europe via Singapore is the most convenient connection for Australian travellers.
"Finnair’s Asian strategy has worked extremely well," says Finnair CEO Mika Vehviläinen. "The Singapore route will strongly support our core strategy as well as serving our main target group of customers travelling between Australia and Europe on business."
Singapore is Finnair’s tenth scheduled destination in Asia. Finnair is the only airline which offers daily connections between Singapore and Northern Europe according to a timetable devised especially for the needs of business travellers, and will provide Australian travellers with one of the shortest routes to Europe.
"The new route to Singapore gives splendid support to Helsinki Airport’s position as the leading long haul hub in Northern Europe," says Helsinki Airport’s director Juha-Pekka Pystynen.
For Australian customers travelling through Singapore to Helsinki, it opens up excellent connections to over 50 European destinations with their network served by Finnair. The flights are being operated using Finnair’s state-of-the-art Airbus A340 aircraft.
Finnair is a member of Oneworld Alliance and will codeshare with Qantas on this new route.