All Nippon relaunches Munich-Tokyo service; Finnair starts new service to Osaka

Japan’s largest airline ANA
(PHOTO: All Nippon Airways)

Japan’s largest airline ANA and member of the Star Alliance, is returning to Munich Airport after a pandemic-related break. With the start of the summer flight schedule, the 5-star airline is thus resuming its nonstop connection from Munich to Tokyo’s city-near Haneda Airport. Initially, the route is operated three times a week by Airbus Boeing B787. Munich is ANA’s only year-round destination in Europe to be relaunched this summer.

Thomas Kube, Head of Route & Passenger Development at Munich Airport, states: “We are very proud that ANA, the Japanese market leader, is once again connecting the Japanese metropolis of Tokyo with the Bavarian capital on March 28, 2023 – almost on the same day after a three-year absence. This is very good news for Bavaria as a business and tourism location and for the mutual exchange between the two nations.”

Finnair starts new service to Osaka
Finnair has resumed passenger flights to the Japanese city of Osaka after a one-year hiatus. Flights from Helsinki to Kansai International Airport will initially operate three times per week, with flights departing Finland on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, and returning from Japan on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. Services will depart the Finnish capital at 17:45, arriving into Osaka at 12:35 the following afternoon. On the return, flights will leave Osaka at 22:25, arriving in Finnair’s Helsinki hub at 05:30 the following morning.

Customers can choose from Business Class and Economy Class onboard the Nordic airline’s state of the art A350s. These services have been specifically timed to allow easy connections from Finnair’s destinations across the UK & Ireland – including London Heathrow, Manchester, Dublin, and Edinburgh. Finnair also offers daily flights from Helsinki to Tokyo-Haneda and four weekly flights to Tokyo-Narita, giving a great range of options for travel to Japan.

For Editorial Inquiries Contact:
Editor Matt Driskill at
For Advertising Inquiries Contact:
Head of Sales Kay Rolland at


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here