“We are happy to see Qatar Airways at Helsinki Airport. It is a great airline with high-quality services and a wide range of connections throughout the world. We are very much looking forward to the new connection because it will further expand Helsinki Airport’s comprehensive selection of flight connections and will offer more varied connections from Finland to the Middle East, and to India, Africa and Australia. The new flight route will also strengthen Helsinki Airport’s position as a transit hub”, says Joni Sundelin, Senior Vice President at Finavia, the Finnish airport operator.
Qatar Airways has received a large number of awards over the years. The airline offers connections from the Doha Airport in Qatar to more than 150 destinations on six continents. Qatar Airways, part of the Oneworld alliance, won the World’s Best Airline Award at the Skytrax Awards last year.
The exact date for the route opening will be announced later.
Finavia’s Helsinki Airport set an all-time passenger record in 2015: 16.4 million passengers. New records will be set this year, as this year, the number of Asian routes will be higher than ever. Helsinki Airport will provide a total of 17 Asian destinations this summer. Measured with the number of connections to Japan, Helsinki Airport will be the largest airport in Europe.