FINNAIR will begin its thrice-weekly direct services to Hanoi in Vietnam from June 14, 2013.
The airline will become the first European airline to ply the Helsinki-Hanoi route, although the flight is still subject to regulatory approval. It is represented by its partner East Sea Travel & Air Service Group in Vietnam.
Finnair said in a media release that the flight was in line with its strategic focus on traffic between Asia and Europe. CEO Mika Vehviläinen said: “We are delighted to be able to add Hanoi as our 12th destination in Asia. This is yet another important step for Finnair towards our long-term goal of doubling our Asian revenue by 2020.”
The new flight puts Hanoi on the airline’s list of Asian destinations that includes Bangkok, Beijing, Chongqing, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Nagoya, Osaka, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.