Finnair (AY, Helsinki Vantaa) is set to expand its Asian network offerings after Russia agreed to grant Finland additional Trans-Siberian corridor transit rights.

The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications said in a statement on Friday, May 26, that following consultative talks in Novosibirsk, Russia, this week, Finland's Trans-Siberian quota has been increased from sixty-five (65) weekly scheduled flights, to eighty (80).

The added slots will allow Finnair to add flights to Japan, China, and South Korea, the statement noted. The launch of any new services is, however, dependent on the airline.

Finnair currently serves Beijing Capital, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shanghai Pudong, and Xi'an Xianyang in China, Seoul Incheon in South Korea, and Fukuoka, Nagoya Chubu, Osaka Kansai, and Tokyo Narita in Japan. According to the ch-aviation capacity module, they collectively entail 15,442 seats per week or about 11.8% of Finnair's weekly international capacity.