Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Finnair to start Helsinki-Delhi service from October

New Delhi: Finland's flag carrier Finnair will start a scheduled air service between capital Helsinki and here from October 31 to tap the growing business and tourism ties between India and the Scandinavian countries, an airline official said.
"Our inaugural flight will leave Helsinki on Oct 31 and reach New Delhi the next day. Likewise, the first flight out of New Delhi will leave for Helsinki on Nov 2," said Taina Tornstrom, Finnair's director for Indian subcontinent.
"The Finnair service will be the fastest between Delhi and northern Europe - it will take six hours and thirty-five minutes from Helsinki and seven hours and fifteen minutes the other way," Tornstrom told IANS.
According to the airline official, Finnair will deploy a McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft for the service that will have a frequency of thrice a week. "Next year we will use Airbus A-340 or A-350 aircraft and make it a daily service."
30/05/06 Arvind Padmanabhan/
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