The resumption of Helsinki flights will see the national carrier of the State of Qatar operate 22 weekly flights to the Nordics, with daily flights to Oslo and Stockholm and five weekly flights to Copenhagen.
“We are glad to see Helsinki return to our network, a significant indicator of the recovery of the Nordic travel market,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker.
“With a total of 22 weekly flights to the region we are delighted to be the first Gulf carrier to offer flights to the four Nordic capitals of Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm.
“While the drop in air travel demand due to Covid-19 forced us to temporarily suspend services to Helsinki, we are proud to have never stopped flying to Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm.
“As we pass the worst of the crisis, we look forward to increasing our services to the Nordic region to support the recovery of tourism and trade in the region,” he said.
According to Qatar Airways, the airline’s mix of modern fuel-efficient aircraft has meant its network has never fallen below 30 destinations throughout this crisis and has enabled the airline to adapt its plans and quickly resume routes to rebuild its global network.
The airline says by optimising its mix of aircraft and grounding its A380 fleet, the airline “continues to fly only the right sized aircraft on all routes to the Nordics, reducing its environmental impact by offering sensible and responsible capacity to meet passenger demand”.
With the addition of Helsinki services in late July, the airline’s network expanded to close to 500 weekly flights to over 75 destinations.