In line with the airline’s growth strategy, Finnair is to expand its Edinburgh to Helsinki route to a year-round service from 25th March in response to high demand.

The route, operated by a 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft in a dual business and economy class configuration, will operate up to three times a week, increasing up to nine weekly flights during the summer.

The flight allows passengers travelling from Scotland to take the shortcut to Asia with fast transfers via the Finnish capital. Finnair has also today announced that Osaka will become daily during the winter season and that two additional frequencies will be added to the Hong Kong route, for a total of 12 weekly flights. Finnair’s route to Delhi will also become a daily service during the winter season and a fourth weekly frequency will also be added to the Phuket route.