3 OCTOBER 2011

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Article from BTNews 3 OCTOBER 2011

Finlandís newest airline adds Jyvaskyla

Flybe, which likes to call itself 'Finland’s newest airline' is stepping in to continue flying the key service between Jyvaskyla and Helsinki from 30 October with up to three return Q400 flights a day. The decision follows Finnair’s withdrawal from the route.  This is the first move by the Exeter (UK) based regional carrier since, together with Finnair, it acquired Finnish Commuter Airlines (Finncomm) in August.

Jyvaskyla is the capital of Central Finland and the largest city on the Finnish Lakeland, 91m north-east of Tampere and 170m north of Helsinki.  The city, population 130,000,  has been continuously one of the most rapidly growing cities in Finland since World War II. The city is surrounded by lakes, hills and forests.

In welcoming the announcement, Markku Andersson, Mayor of Jyvaskyla, commented: “We are very happy that flights to Jyvaskyla, which are crucial for commerce, industry, the international operations of our university and conferences, can be ensured and that they will now continue without interruption.” www.flybe.com

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