Finnair Chosen as Airline Partner for EU-China Tourism Year 2018

Finnair has been selected as a key airline partner for the EU – China Tourism Year 2018. The EU – China Tourism Year focuses on developing travel between China and Europe. The main priorities of the tourism year include improving the travel and tourism experiences of travellers while visiting the EU and China, organising business to business networking opportunities for tourist partners and facilitating business summits.

Finnair will add a seventh city in Greater China to its network in May 2018, with a direct year-round route to Nanjing. Finnair also operates to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Xian and Chongqing. “A strength of Finnair in the Chinese market is our long history of flights to China as well as the network of Finnair covering seven cities,” says Mikko Turtiainen, Vice President for Global Sales at Finnair.

“Finnair has placed great effort on developing services for the Chinese passenger… Steven Liu signature menus in Business class, incorporating Alipay and WeChat pay solutions, having Chinese cabin crew onboard flights between China and Helsinki as well as Chinese signage and customer service staff at our Helsinki hub. Welcome onboard!” adds Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair.

Finnair will also become the first European airline to join as a member to the Welcome Chinese program in 2018. “With the EU China Tourism Year, this is the perfect time to join the Welcome Chinese programme. Finnair is looking forward to the cooperation strengthening the Finnair brand and increasing knowledge of services that Finnair offer the Chinese traveller,” summarises Mikko Turtiainen.

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