Finnair expands Asia service in S19

Finnair yesterday (29AUG18) announced summer 2019 service changes to Asia, including expanded service to Hong Kong and Osaka Kansai. Planned changes as follows.

Helsinki – Guangzhou eff 22APR19 Seasonal 4 weekly flights operated by A350-900XWB, replacing A330-300
AY097 HEL1700 – 0730+1CAN 359 x247
AY098 CAN0950 – 1450HEL 359 x135

Helsinki – Hong Kong eff 31MAR19 Increase from 10 to 14 weekly
AY101 HEL1640 – 0725+1HKG 359 D
AY099 HEL2345 – 1430+1HKG 359 D

AY100 HKG0025 – 0600HEL 359 D
AY102 HKG0910 – 1445HEL 359 D

Helsinki – Osaka Kansai eff 30MAR19 Increase from 7 to 10 weekly (Operation on 30MAR19 from HEL varies)
AY067 HEL0045 – 1615KIX 333 357
AY077 HEL1725 – 0855+1KIX 359 D

AY068 KIX0130 – 0540HEL 333 146
AY078 KIX1045 – 1445HEL 359 D

On Helsinki – Tokyo Narita route, extra flight will be added on 28APR19 and 05MAY19 (29APR19 and 06MAY19 from NRT), with A330-300. Reported earlier this week, the airline is gradually moving operational aircraft from A330 to A350-900XWB on Helsinki – Nagoya route.