Henan Launches a New Intercontinental Regular Air Passenger Route between Zhengzhou and Helsinki
On October 11, a ceremony celebrating the launch of the first direct flight from Zhengzhou to Helsinki was held in Zhengzhou.
At present, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, operated by Juneyao Airlines, is scheduled to make 1 flight per week. [Photo by Juneyao Airlines and Henan Airport Group/For dahe.cn]
Huang Qiang, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Henan Provincial Committee and executive vice-governor of Henan Province, and Su Hailan, Finnish ambassador to China, attended the ceremony.
The air passenger route between Zhengzhou of China and Helsinki of Finland under the framework of “Henan-Finland Cooperation” is the first new intercontinental one opened by Chinese civil aviation enterprises since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic this year, which is of great significance to strengthen the economic, trade and cultural exchanges between Henan and Finland as well as the Nordic countries for integrating into the “Belt and Road Initiative” , accelerate the building of an inland opening-up highland and establish the “dual circulation” development pattern. At present, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner operated by Juneyao Airlines is scheduled to make 1 flight per week, taking only 9 hours to reach the Finnish capital. On arrival at Helsinki, passengers can easily transfer to the connecting flights to nearly 50 major European cities, such as London, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, etc.
The cabin interior. [Photo by Juneyao Airlines and Henan Airport Group/For dahe.cn]
According to Su Hailan, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of China-Finland diplomatic relationship, the launch of the Zhengzhou-Helsinki air passenger route is really encouraging. Finland attaches great importance to cooperation with Henan and will soon lead a delegation of Finnish enterprises to it for the second time. It is believed that the new air passenger route will play a significant role in deepening bilateral cooperation.
Huang Qiang announced the opening of the Zhengzhou-Helsinki air passenger route, and together with Su Hailan lit up the electronic screen for its maiden flight.
黄强宣布郑州至赫尔辛基定期客运航线开航，并与肃海岚共同点亮电子首航屏。（中文来源/河南日报 翻译/赵汉青 审校/丁岚）