Due to the turmoil in Ukraine, Finnair will resume flights to Japan while avoiding Russian airspace.
When services restart on March 9th, the new flight time for the Finnish flag carrier will be around 13 hours.
Finnair will fly four times a week from Helsinki to Tokyo Narita, allowing for seamless links to the European network.
“Japan is one of our most important markets, and we want to continue offering safe and reliable connections between Helsinki and Tokyo,” said Ole Orvér, Finnair’s chief commercial officer.
“Japan is also an important cargo market, and air connections are needed to keep cargo moving.
“We continue to evaluate possible alternative routings for our flights to China and Korea and will communicate on these as soon as the plans are finalized.”
Finnair flies from Helsinki to Tokyo Narita four times a week, departing at 17:30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
The Tokyo – Helsinki route departs at 22:40 on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Finnair canceled flights to China, Japan, and Korea until March 6th earlier this week.
Finnair is still flying to Bangkok, Delhi, Phuket, and Singapore, albeit on a longer route that bypasses Russian airspace.
In addition to Helsinki, Finnair flies to Bangkok and Phuket from Stockholm Arlanda.