Finnair resumes flights to Japan avoiding Russian airspace
National flag carrier Finnair will operate flights to Tokyo Narita airport four times a week from 9 March avoiding Russian airspace, said the airline in a press release on Wednesday.
The flight time is about 13 hours and the flights connect smoothly to Finnair’s European network via its home hub Helsinki Airport.
“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 of Finnair.
“Japan is also an important cargo market, and air connections are needed to keep cargo moving,” Orvér added.
The flights will be operated from Helsinki on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and from Tokyo on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Earlier this week Finnair cancelled its flights to China, Japan and South Korea until March 6, 2022. Finnair continues to fly to Bangkok, Delhi, Phuket and Singapore, with a longer routing that avoids Russian airspace.
Earlier on 27 February, Finnair suspended its flights in Russian airspace for one week.