Sichuan Airlines opens direct flight from Chengdu to Helsinki

Added On September 18, 2019

 China's Sichuan Airlines has opened a new flight route from southwest China's Chengdu to the Finnish capital Helsinki.

Let's take a look.
On Monday, an Airbus 330 with 278 passengers on board landed at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, opening a new flight route from Chengdu to Helsinki.   
It has been the third Chinese airlines that opens its new flight to Helsinki this summer. Previously, Tibet Airlines started flying to Helsinki from Jinan in April, and Juneyao Air opened Shanghai-Helsinki direct air route in June.
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): PETRI VUORI, Vice President of Finavia
"This has been a very special year for Helsinki airport, since three Chinese airlines have started their routes. It has required many years of work, so it is not very normal to have so many airlines from one country starting in a year."
The latest route from Chengdu to Helsinki has been developed on the basis of an original Chengdu-Copenhagen route.
Sichuan Airlines has added Helsinki as a stopover point to materialize the new route that connects Chengdu with two Nordic destinations.
So far, Sichuan Airlines runs more than 50 international flights.