This summer Finnair will open new routes to
Nizhny Novgorod, Samara and Kazan, three prominent and historic
regional centres on the Volga River in the Russian Federation.
Services to Nizhny Novgorod International
Airport (airport code GOJ) begin from 25 July, while Samara’s
Kurumoch International Airport (KUF) is served from 7 August and
Kazan International Airport (KZN) from 18 August 2014.
Flights run three times per week.
“The Russian Federation is Finland’s largest
trading partner outside the EU, and Finland is viewed by many in
Russia as a favourable place to conduct business or take a
holiday,” said Allister Paterson, Finnair’s Chief Commercial
Officer. “Our new routes and frequencies will help meet demand for
outbound Russian travel not only to Finland, but to other destinations throughout Finnair’s European network thanks to our
compact and efficient hub in Helsinki. We also hope these new
routes prompt Finns and other Europeans to discover three historic
cities on the Volga, each growing in commercial importance.”
Nizhny Novgorod, with 1.2 million inhabitants, is a growing IT
hub and the administrative centre of the Volga Federal District.
Kazan, population 1.1 million, is the multi-ethnic capital of the
Republic of Tatarstan and the world’s centre of Tatar Muslim
Samara, also with population of 1.1 million, is an
industrial hub of southern Russia noted for its aerospace
industries and Samara State Aerospace University.
in the Russian Federation, Finnair flies double daily to St.
Petersburg, 9 weekly flights to Moscow (Sheremetyevo) and four
times per week to Yekaterinburg.
Through oneworld partner S7
Airlines Finnair also offers codeshare connections to Moscow (Domodedovo)
and onward to Kazan, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Ufa and
Routes to Samara, Kazan and Nizhny Novgorod
will be flown with Embraer E90 aircraft operated on behalf of Finnair
by Flybe Finland.
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