Asian boom lets Finnair soar

The Scandinavian carrier is gaining from huge demand in China and Japan and is promoting Helsinki as a timesaving gateway to Europe, writes Andreas Spaeth

A decision will be made within the next two years on a future narrowbody between the A320neo or Boeing 737 MAX families to replace the current A320 Family aircraft.
All photos Finnair unless stated

From CEO Pekka Vauramo’s Office at the Finnair headquarters, the view goes out over to the airport of Finland’s capital. Helsinki’s Vantaa airport has been in expansion mode for some years, with construction cranes reaching high into the skies. The formerly compact and easy-to-navigate airport of a midsize Scandinavian capital is more and more becoming an important hub for intercontinental traffic between Asia and Europe, thanks mostly to Finnair.

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