Finnair has started direct flight between Mumbai and Helsinki from August 7 which will operate thrice a week. It was launched at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport where the inaugural flight AY125 arrived in Mumbai on August 7 at 05:15 AM. The first flight to Helsinki, Finland took off from CSMIA at 07:10 AM on the same day.

The maiden flight AY126 departing to Finland from India was carrying passengers in full capacity on board. Finnair is headquartered in Helsinki and operates between Asia, North America, and Europe with both passenger and cargo flights.