As announced here three months ago, Helsinki Airport’s first Chinese airline company Tibet Airlines opened 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.
“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 travellers,” says Kimmo Mäki, CEO at Finavia.
“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 neighbours, just a couple of hours apart,” said Ritva Viljanen, Mayor, City of Vantaa.
“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,” said Bai Weisan, president of Tibet Airlines Co., Ltd at Tibet Airlines.