Finnair, Finland's flagship carrier and the country’s largest airline will launch a direct route between Helsinki and southwest China's Chongqing Municipality in May.
This new service, carried by Airbus A340 aircraft, is scheduled for regular flights four times a week. The flight time is expected to be eight-and-a-half hours. It will also be the first route connecting western China to Northern Europe.
At present, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong offer direct flights to Helsinki.