Finnair’s rejigging of its network will include new services to Milan’s Linate airport as well as the Norwegian city of Bodo.
The Oneworld carrier – which will continue serving Milan Malpensa – will also re-open flights to the Slovenian capital Ljubljana as part of its summer schedule.
Finnair has had to rethink its network following the closure of Russian airspace, which has badly affected its long-term strategy of using Helsinki as a transit hub for European-Asian connections.
It will offer Asian flights to both Tokyo airports, plus Osaka, as well as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi and Mumbai.
Chief commercial officer Ole Orver says the airline has rescheduled a number of short- and long-haul services in order to maintain “seamless” connectivity for Japanese flights and to meet increasing demand in other parts of Asia.
“Travel has recovered at a good pace so we are increasing flights to popular destinations across Europe for leisure and business travellers,” adds Orver.
Finnair will operate to over 50 European destinations this summer, and is raising frequencies to cities including Berlin, Copenhagen, Vilnius and Riga.