Finland’s flag carrier Finnair plans to continue its operations to Asia in the winter 2022-2023 by taking the long route due to the closure of Russian airspace.

In its update for this period, the airline said that it will fly to ten Asian destinations from Helsinki Airport.

In Asia, Finnair will operate daily flights to Delhi, Singapore, Seoul, and Tokyo Narita. It will also operate to Mumbai four days a week, as well as seven times a week to Hong Kong, and once a week to Shanghai.

Its update also includes five US destinations and more than 60 to Europe.

However, the company will continue the suspension of its operations to other Asian destinations, including Tokyo Haneda, Nagoya, Osaka, and Sapporo, due to Russian airspace constraints.

For travellers to Bangkok, it plans to operate up to 14 times a week and thrice a week to Phuket and two weekly frequencies to Krabi.

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In the US, it intends to operate daily flights to New York John F Kennedy (JFK) Airport from Helsinki and three times a week to Los Angeles and Miami.

It will serve Dallas Fort Worth and Chicago O’Hare with four weekly flights.

Finnair’s European operations include around 60 routes. It operates double dailies to and from most European capital cities.

In a statement, Finnair said: “Finnair offers smooth connections from Europe to its Asian and US network, as well as to the popular winter destinations Ivalo, Kittilä and Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland.

“Lapland offers authentic winter experiences from skiing to husky rides, and those wishing to catch the magic of the Northern Lights have plenty of opportunities for that.”