Finnair has confirmed that from March 9, the airline will fly to Tokyo Narita airport four times per week from Helsinki.
Avoiding Russian airspace, the flight time will be approximately 13 hours.
“Japan is one of our most important markets, and we want to continue offering safe and reliable connections between Helsinki and Tokyo also in this situation,” said Ole Orvér, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair. “Japan is also an important cargo market, and air connections are needed to keep cargo moving.”
Finnair will operate the Helsinki - Tokyo Narita route four times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Flights are scheduled to depart from Helsinki at 17:30.
The Tokyo - Helsinki will be operated on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with flights timed to depart at 22:40.
The airline continues to fly from Helsinki to Bangkok, Delhi, Phuket and Singapore, with a longer routing that avoids Russian airspace.
Finnair also flies to Bangkok and Phuket from Stockholm Arlanda.
“We continue to evaluate possible alternative routings for our flights to China and South Korea and will communicate on these as soon as the plans are finalized,” Orvér said.
In case of flight cancellation, customers can change their travel times, accept an alternative flight, or apply for a full refund for the unused ticket.© Travel News Asia