Kari Stolbow, Director-Indian Subcontinent, of Finnair informed that despite the economic crisis, the airline’s plans for the Indian market for next year have not changed.
Finnair will increase its flights between Helsinki and New Delhi to a daily service and Mumbai to six days a week. Finnair will also replace their existing Boeing MD-11 aircraft on the India with Airbus A340.
Stolbow also said that Finnair will be looking at South Indian cities likes Bangalore and Chennai for later stage expansion, keeping in mind the market progress. Finnair has already indicated the bilateral agreement is impeding it.
Finnair is positioning itself as the fastest route between India and the United States other than a non-stop flight.