Published: 2010-07-01 09:00:00 CEST
Finnair Plc - Press release
Finnair's growth in Asia continues, Singapore newest destination
Finnair will open a new route to pulsating Singapore. Finnair's daily flight
will be one of the fastest links between Europe and Singapore. 

 “Finnair's Asian strategy has worked extremely well. Demand has continually
strengthened and now is a good time to increase capacity and boost our market
share in Asia's growing market. This new stage of our growth strategy will
create many opportunities for us,” says Finnair's President & CEO Mika
Vehviläinen. 

Finnair will be the only airline to offer a daily connection between Singapore
and Northern Europe with a timetable that suits the needs of business
passengers. 

 “Singapore is one of Asia's most important destinations for business
passengers, because the Asian operations of many European companies are centred
there. For Asian passengers, the Singapore route offers excellent onward
connections via Finnair's route network to 50 European destinations,” adds
Vehviläinen. 

Singapore is a convenient departure point for travelling to Australia and
Southeast Asia using Finnair's comprehensive partner network. The Singapore
route will also offer excellent leisure travel opportunities to Singapore and
neighbouring countries, as Malaysia and Indonesia. 

Singapore's Changi Airport has been ranked as one of the world's finest
airports and it offers outstanding facilities and services, especially for
business travellers. 

Finnair will operate the Singapore service with Airbus A340 aircraft. The new
route will be opened on 30 May 2011. 


Finnair Plc
Communications
23 June 2010
 
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