Maybe they don't have the direct rights so have to go via Helsinki? I also believe that they have a codeshare agreement with Finnair.Interesting that Juneyao Airlines are launching these new routes via Helsinki rather than direct.
Are they just doing that because they don't think there is the demand for direct flights yet, or is there some restriction for them flying China to UK/Dublin. The 787 certainly has the range for it.
Apparently it's 2 daily A350 900s!And to add to the above Qatar will increase the EDI-DOH route from 10x to 14x weekly next summer! What a day and S20 looking to be record breaking!