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Finnair expands summer service

European carrier Finnair said that its summer traffic schedule coming into effect on March 30 includes flights to new seasonal destinations including Pisa Biarritz and Alanya.

In addition Finnair will add more frequencies to Düsseldorf, Zürich, Antalya and Vaasa, the carrier said.

Flights to Xi´an in China continue on March 30 and to Hanoi in Vietnam on June 2.

Starting from Midsummer Finnair will operate two weekly flights to Pisa in Italy and to Biarritz in France. Finnair is also doubling its daily frequencies to Düsseldorf and Zürich from two to four.

In addition Finnair will operate three weekly flights to Alanya in Turkey from April to August. Finnair already flies to Antalya, which will have additional frequencies also next summer.

Flights to Turkey operate in total eight times per week and most of the flights are during the daytime. Finnair is the only airline to operate scheduled non-stop flights from Finland to Antalya and Alanya.

Extra frequencies will also be added to Vaasa with an evening flight departing 18.10 from Helsinki, serving a demand from local business market. Finnair will then operate six daily flights to Vaasa.

To serve extra demand extra frequencies are also being added to Copenhagen, Dubrovnik, Malaga, Paris, Rome and Tel Aviv in the period from June to August.

Popular destinations returning to the summer schedule include Toronto, now operated with upgraded Airbus 330 aircraft from June 1 to September 21, and Chicago as a codeshare with oneworld partner American Airlines (OTC: AAMRQ).

Finnair will also open a new route to Tromsø for the 2014 winter season. The arctic city in the far north of Norway will be served from Helsinki three times per week from January 1 until March 28, 2014.

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