Tibet Airlines has launched a new route from Jinan, China, to Helsinki Finland on 8th April.
The new route was celebrated at Helsinki Airport after the inaugural flight landed.
The route is operated with Airbus A330 wide-bodied aircraft twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays.
Kimmo Mäki, Finavia Chief Executive Officer, said:
“Just a few moments ago we witnessed the landing of the historical first flight from Jinan to Helsinki. Tibet Airlines is the first Chinese airline commencing flights to Finland and we see prosperous business opportunities for Chinese and Finnish businesses and unforeseen experiences for the Chinese and Finnish travelers.”
Ritva Viljanen, City of Vantaa Mayor, said:
“Since via Vantaa it is the fastest route between Europe and Asia, direct flight between our cities has been our mutual goal for almost three years now. And today we are celebrating a new connection between our cities. This flight route is making us neighbors just a couple of hours apart.”
Bai Weisan, President of Tibet Airlines, added:
“Tibet Airlines is looking forward to continuing to maintain a mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation concept with Finavia and Helsinki Airport, to carry out more extensive and in-depth comprehensive cooperation in the future.”