Friday, September 25, 2009

daily flights to New Delhi

Finnair will begin daily flights to New Delhi in India from Helsinki today.

The airline offers a flight time of only six hours and 30 minutes on the route owing to Helsinki's geographical location in northern Europe.

Petteri Kostermaa, the airline's vice-president of network strategy and planning, said: 'Our route is the shortest between the EU and India, so it has found wide interest amongst travellers.'

Flights to Delhi from Helsinki have been a popular travel option since they were launched in October 2006, Finnair revealed.

Finnair provides the only direct flights to Delhi from northern Europe, enabling connections for people travelling from the Baltic region and major cities such as London and Paris.

Delhi flights as one of India's main flight hubs, offering travel links to several destinations across the country.

Finnair recently announced that a new shopping area and restaurant had been opened at Helsinki Vantaa, representing the second phase in the redevelopment of the airport's terminal.