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Finnair to launch New Chitose

Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:03 pm

Finnair announced today that they will operate HEL-CTS twice a week starting in December 2019. This will be their 5th Japanese destination after NRT, NGO, KIX and FUK. However, the route will only be flown during winter schedule from December 15th to March 27th. Also, this is the first time in 17 years for CTS to have a direct connection to Europe as KLM ended their AMS-CTS flights in 2002.

Source (in Japanese): https://mainichi.jp/articles/20190112/k00/00m/020/191000c
 
a350lover
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Re: Finnair to launch New Chitose

Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:16 pm

2020 will bring lots of news for the traffics Europe-Japan hopefully. Great add.

Vantaa remains quite unbeatable in traffics Europe-Japan.
 
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Re: Finnair to launch New Chitose

Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:47 pm

Nothing official from Finnair yet but this sounds reliable, Sapporo (CTS) has been on the table for a quite some time. It looks they especially have the European ski tourists in their mind, rather than Hokkaido people travelling to Europe. Perhaps Haneda next, that's been on their wish list too.
 
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Re: Finnair to launch New Chitose

Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:49 pm

Congrats to AY and my second home of CTS. I wish them the best of success on this route, even if it's highly seasonal.

Now if only there were a 3x weekly SEA-CTS on a DL 763 then I'd be super happy. :cloudnine:
 
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Re: Finnair to launch New Chitose

Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:03 pm

a350lover wrote:
2020 will bring lots of news for the traffics Europe-Japan hopefully. Great add.

Vantaa remains quite unbeatable in traffics Europe-Japan.


Maybe if you want to count destinations. Not if you're counting seats.
 
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Re: Finnair to launch New Chitose

Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:01 pm

Great add, and about time too. But does anyone think AY should combine CTS & FUK into one HEL-CTS-FUK service ?
 
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Re: Finnair to launch New Chitose

Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:34 pm

TC957 wrote:
Great add, and about time too. But does anyone think AY should combine CTS & FUK into one HEL-CTS-FUK service ?


FUK and the unconfirmed CTS are both seasonal, summer/winter. And AY probably prefers to keep the 24h rotatio available.
 
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Re: Finnair to launch New Chitose

Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:53 am

Sapporo (CTS) officially announced now by FInnair, seasonal service starting Dec 15 2019, twice a week.

https://company.finnair.com/en/media/al ... id=3176664
 
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Re: Finnair to launch New Chitose

Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:10 am

Was CTS - AMS non-stop or tape with NRT/KIX(ITM)?
 
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Re: Finnair to launch New Chitose

Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:04 am

chunhimlai wrote:
Was CTS - AMS non-stop or tape with NRT/KIX(ITM)?


I believe the routing was NGO (NKM now) - CTS- AMS with the MD-11. Correct me if I am wrong.
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