Finnair opens new routes to Sapporo and Punta Cana

posted on 14th January 2019 by Justin Burns
Finnair opens new routes to Sapporo and Punta Cana

As part of its growth strategy, Finnair will open a new route for the winter 2019/2020 season to Sapporo, Japan.

Finnair will fly the new route from 15 December to 27 March with two weekly frequencies. Sapporo will be Finnair’s fifth destination in Japan, in addition to Tokyo Narita, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka.

Finnair senior vice president of network and resource management, Christian Lesjak said: “Japan is a key market for us, and we are excited about adding Sapporo to our network.

“Finnair is the only European airline to fly a scheduled route to Sapporo, and with five key Japanese cities in our network, we are now the largest European carrier flying to Japan.”

Finnair will also be opening a new weekly flight to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The flight to Punta Cana will be operated with an Airbus A350 aircraft once a week between 13 December and 27 March. Finnair also flies once a week to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic during the winter season.

As announced earlier, Finnair will also increase flights to Hong Kong during winter 2019/2020, with double daily flights to Hong Kong continuing from the summer 2019 season throughout the winter season. Finnair flies to seven cities in Greater China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Chongqing, Nanjing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.