July 5, 2011
Finnair to open route to China’s largest city, Chongqing
In May 2012 Finnair will introduce a direct route to Chongqing, the largest and fastest-growing city in China. The new route is a logical step in the implementation of Finnair’s Asian strategy. The airline’s goal is to benefit from the market growth in Asia and open new routes to markets where growth is strongest. Finnair is the first airline to open a direct flight route from Europe to Chongqing. Situated on the edge of the Tibetan plateau, Greater Chongqing has a population of 32 million. In addition, Chongqing’s urban population is expected to double over the next five years.