Finland offers the fastest route to Asia from Northern Europe, and the national airline Finnair has become a major player in the air traffic between the continents. Finnair’s goal now is to double the number of Asian flights to 140 flights per week by 2020, according to Jarkko Konttinen, Vice President, Global Brand & Marketing Communications, Finnair.
Finnair started scheduled flights to Singapore in May this year, its tenth scheduled flight destination in Asia. According to Finnair, it is the only airline to offer a daily connection between Singapore and Northern Europe with a timetable tailored to the needs of business passengers. The route also offers good onward connections for passengers continuing to other destinations from Singapore and Helsinki.
On 20 September Finnair will fly fans of the mobile device game Angry Birds, developed by the Finnish company Rovio, to Singapore. During the flight the fans and other passengers will compete in the Angry Birds Asian Challenge at an altitude of 10 kilometers.
“Although the Angry Birds have already flown almost everywhere in the world, the trip to Singapore will be the birds’ longest continuous flight to date. The Angry Birds game has been downloaded to various platforms over 350 million times, and we are delighted to be able to bring new Angry Birds games and experiences to a growing fan base,” says Peter Vesterbacka, Rovio’s Mighty Eagle and Marketing Director.