Helsinki-based carrier Finnair has announced it will nearly double its flights to Hong Kong from June next year.
The carrier currently flies seven times a week to Hong Kong, which will be upped to 12-weekly from June 2011.
Finnair also announced it has gained 4% of the market share between Manchester and Asia, over the period from May 2009 and May 2010. The airline says it is now in third place, between KLM and Emirates.
Christer Haglund, Finnair's SVP Communications, said: "Finnair's position in traffic between Asia and Europe is strengthening continually. Our Asian strategy is working really well, and demand has grown strongly."
The airline plans to launch a new Asian route next year. From May, Finnair will offer flights between the UK and Singapore, via Helsinki.