Finnair has announced long-haul expansion for winter 2017. You can read my review of Finnair in Business Class on the A330 as well as Finnair in Business Class on the A350. With increased frequencies for the winter 2017 season, there are some interesting destinations you can now travel to with this airline.
The flag carrier will operate a twice-weekly service to Goa (where I can recommend the Park Hyatt Goa) between November 30, 2017 and March 18, 2018, as well as increasing the frequency of its Delhi service to six flights per week during the winter season.
In addition Finnair will fly twice weekly to Havana between December 1 and March 23, weekly to Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) between November 19 and March 18, and weekly to Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) between November 30 and March 22.
The airline will also increase frequencies on certain routes during the winter season including two additional weekly services to Bangkok, bringing the route to 16 flights per week, two additional weekly services to Singapore, making the route daily year-round and three additional weekly services to Hong Kong, bringing frequencies to ten flights per week year-round.
With the expected arrival of four new Airbus A350 aircraft in 2017, Finnair is pressing ahead with their growth strategy, making Finnair an interesting airline option when travelling to Asia from Europe via their Helsinki airport hub.
Finnair recently announced an expanded codeshare agreement with Flybe, so customers can now book Finnair flights departing from a total of 11 UK airports making Finnair an viable option when travelling from the UK to Asia.