Saturday, October 14, 2006

Finnair to start flights from several Indian cities

Helsinki: The Finnish airline Finnair, which is launching its maiden fight between here and New Delhi Oct 30, said it would eventually add several Indian cities to its network, including Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore.
"We already have the traffic rights for Mumbai. But initially we are starting a direct flight between the Finnish capital Helsinki and New Delhi," said Peter Kostermaa, Finnair's vice president for network strategies and development.
"Later on, we would like to start flights from other Indian cities as they are fast emerging as potential markets," Kostermaa told IANS.
"The flight between Delhi and Helsinki will operate three times a week. But the frequency will be increased to daily. We are acquiring a dozen aircraft in the next couple of years and India is one of our major focus areas."
14/10/06 Arun Anand/IANS/Telugu Portal