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Tibet Airlines has opened a route between Jinan and Helsinki – inaugural flight landed on Monday evening to Helsinki Airport

Article published
9.4.2019 at 11:02
Airplane is receiving a water salute on a cloudy day.
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.

Tibet Airlines and Finavia representatives cutting ceremonial ribbon.

“Since via Vantaa it is 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 new connection between our cities. This flight route is making us neighbours, just couple of hours apart.” said Ritva Viljanen, Mayor, City of Vantaa.

Tibet Airlines' and Finavia's representatives holding freshly cut ribbon.

“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.