Finnair’s Sapporo flights to become year-round


Finnair has extended the operating season of its newly announced Sapporo route to year-round operations.

Finnair will fly between Helsinki, Finland and Sapporo in Hokkaido with an Airbus A330 aircraft two times per week, year-round, from Dec 15.

Flights to Sapporo are operated in the winter season with departures from Helsinki on Sundays and Thursdays, and departures from Sapporo on Mondays and Fridays. In the summer season the operating days are Sundays and Wednesdays from Helsinki and Mondays and Thursdays from Sapporo. The flight time is approximately nine hours.

Sapporo is Finnair’s fifth destination in Japan, in addition to Tokyo Narita, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. Finnair will also open a direct daily route to Tokyo's Haneda Airport in March 2020. The new frequencies to and from Haneda will be in addition to Finnair’s daily flights to Tokyo’s Narita Airport.

“Adding Sapporo to our network is very exciting,” said Christian Lesjak, Senior Vice President, Network and Resource Management. “Japan is Finnair´s largest market outside our home market Finland, and with five key Japanese cities in our network, we are now the largest European airline flying to Japan.”

Finnair will also add capacity to Osaka in Japan by adding two weekly frequencies on the route starting in the 2020 summer season. The total number of Finnair´s weekly flights on the route will thus increase to 12.

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I like Finnair, flown with them a few times. This route Helsinki/Sapporo should be popular I think.

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Unfortunately. Helsinki is one of the most depressing airports to change planes in...

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Interesting how Finair is the most popular European airline here, I know it's a good way to transfer to Scandanavia but otherwise there are many other options to reach the mainland. I guess all that promotion of Moomin and Marimekko has paid off! Interestingly enough although people here seem to really like Finland, I have met very few people who have visited there compared to other European countries.

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I used to fly often for work from Sapporo to Helsinki via Nagoya, Osaka or Narita. I would have loved to have this direct route between the two cities. Good that they propose it now though.

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Finnair: hard to imagine, but worse than United.

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