13 FEBRUARY 2017

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Article from BTNews 13 FEBRUARY 2017

Finnair Russia links increase

More connections to Moscow and St Petersburg are being offered by Finnair with an eye on business travellers as a further improvement in connectivity between the UK and the airline’s wider network.

General manager UK and Ireland Andrew Fish said Finnair, in line with its growth strategy, will double its flights as of 10 April between Helsinki and Moscow, allowing smooth connections with flights arriving from the UK.

The new services will be operated by Embraer 190 aircraft, with Finnair flying 14 weekly flights between the Russian capital and Helsinki and offering up to four daily flights in co-operation with Aeroflot Russian Airlines.

From 23 April, Finnair will also add six weekly frequencies  by ATR aircraft between Helsinki and St Petersburg, bringing total weekly connections to 20 flights linking  into the broad European network of 70-plus destinations that allow passengers to connect via the Finnish capital.

The news follows Finnair’s recent announcement that capacity from the UK and Ireland will increase for the summer 2017 season due to strong passenger demand.

Edinburgh will be served by up to five weekly flights following the successful launch of the seasonal route in April 2016, and capacity from Dublin will also increase to nine weekly flights from next month.

https://www.finnair.com

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