Finnair is planning to increase its weekly flights for Helsinki, Nagoya and Tokyo routes for this approaching winter season 2018. Between October 28 and December 5, 2018, the airline would introduce two add-on weekly jetliners to enhance its services on Tokyo Narita routes. The recently launched weekly flight AY71/AY72 is planned to take its departure from Helsinki on every Wednesday and Sunday and depart Tokyo on all Mondays and Thursdays.
AY71 is scheduled to fly an hour earlier from Helsinki than the AY73 flight. It will depart from Helsinki at 1635 and will reach Tokyo the following morning at 0905. Similarly, the AY72 will return from Tokyo 55 minutes prior the daily AY74 at around 11 and arrives Helsinki at 1415.
The twice-weekly service flight is scheduled to fly with the help of Airbus A350 aircraft of the carrier. Primarily, the airline uses it for long-haul flights to Asia and it features three classes with 43 seats in the economy comfort, 208 in economy class whereas 46 seats in business class.
It has also been decided to launch one additional weekly flight for AY79/AY80 aircrafts between Helsinki and Nagoya a day later i.e., a total of six weekly flights would be introduced between October 29 and December 4, 2018. The weekly flights will operate every day and would leave Helsinki on all days except Wednesdays. Similarly, the jetliners will also depart Nagoya every other day excluding Thursdays.
The airline also deploys its A330-300 fleet with either 289 or 263 seats on the route. Both the aircrafts highlight the similar business class layout comprising the alternating 2-2-1/1-2-1 configuration, although most of the layout include add-on 13 business class seats lying in front of the economy cabin in a separate area. With the introduction of additional winter aircrafts, Finnair’s frequency expands to Tokyo and Nagoya.