East and
side story

Thanks to Helsinki’s northern location, it is the perfect connecting point between the East and the West, an ideal place for meaningful encounters. Finnair enables meaningful connections by flying the short northern route via Helsinki.

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East and west side story

To celebrate Helsinki’s role as a connecting point between the East and the West, Finnair and Helsinki Airport created a short film about an American author and a Korean photographer, who experience a meaningful encounter in Helsinki.

East and west side story creators

Born in France
Lives in Korea

Wookie, director

One of my favorite cities in the world is Berlin, where I love to eat, drink, and chill at the Café Hardenberg near the Technical University. Obviously being a university hangout, the place is full of energy and the service is great.

Born in Sweden
Lives in Göteborg

Johan, director

The thing I liked best about Finland was the calmness and the people. My favourite place in the world is our cabin by a lake about 3 hours from Stockholm. It’s very similar to the one in the film and when I’m there, I really love just being able to breathe freely.

Born in Seoul
Lives in Seoul

Jeong Jae Hoon, actor

New York, with its art museums and delicious food, is my favourite city. The last time I was there, I visited the Gugggenheim Museum, which was a great experience. I plan to keep on traveling the world to see new places, eat great food and have new adventures.

Grew up in California
Lives in Los Angeles

Anne, actress

My tip for anyone visiting LA is be patient with traffic, enjoy as much Mexican food as you can, and paddle out into the Pacific. My favorite city in the world is Nice, France. When I’m there, I love to go shopping and just enjoy the Mediterranean weather and rocky beaches.

Why choose Finnair

19 destinations in Asia

We offer regular flights from UK to over 19 destinations in Asia. Arrive in major cities like Beijing or Shanghai faster with quick connection times in Helsinki on the short northern route.

The new Finnair A350

With a quieter on-board atmosphere and fresh air inside the cabin, the Finnair A350 takes your flying experience to new heights. Enjoy extra legroom and relax in the soft, warm glow of ambient lighting that is inspired by the Northern Lights.  Get to know A350

Fly the short northern route between Europe and Asia

Above the clouds, time and space exist only for you. Fly the short northern route to enjoy a Nordic moment and connect in Helsinki to reach your destination in Asia faster.

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