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 April 01, 2014
Finnair Strengthens Commitment To Greater China With Two New Appointments

 Finnair announced the appointment of Mr. Lars Olofsson as Sales Director Greater China effective 1 April 2014. He will assume overall responsibility for managing passenger sales activities in the region. Lars has more than 25 years of experience in the travel industry in Australia and most recently in China, where he spent the last five years. Based in Beijing, he will succeed Jonne Lehtioksa, who will return to HQ this summer.

"For many Chinese tourists, Europe is the new travel destination offering beautiful sceneries, exotic food, tranquil environment, friendly locals and charming hospitality," said Lars. "Finland is the ideal gateway to Europe and Russia for travellers from Greater China offering the shortest route to the West and allowing them to have more time to explore the wonders of Europe."

In Hong Kong, Mr. Sebastian Risku is the new Area Sales Manager Hong Kong as of 1 April, 2014, with responsibility China South, Taiwan and Philippines. Sebastian will relocate to Hong Kong.

Reflecting on the new opportunity, Sebastian said: "Living in a cosmopolitan city where fast pace is the way of life, Hong Kong tourists draw excitement from places that combine mystery with undisturbed beauty. I am pleased to be part of the team that will help Hong Kong discover the wonders of Europe."

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