Finnair has announced plans to launch flights to Mumbai this summer, as part of “a series of changes being made to the Finnish flag-carrier’s schedules as they adapt to the closure of Russian airspace”.
It’s not the first time the airline has served the Helsinki-Mumbai route – as we reported here flights were suspended back in 2009, with Finnair at the time citing “unfavourable economic conditions affecting both passenger and cargo sales in India and Europe”. The carrier has confirmed that the route last operated in April 2009.
Service will now relaunch “in July”- an exact date has yet to be confirmed, but tickets for the thrice-weekly route will go on sale on April 5.
Finnair’s Asian network has been significantly impacted by the war in Ukraine and the subsequent closure of Russian airspace, with several services rerouted and others suspended.