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Finnair to launch Flights between Helsinki to Yekaterinburg

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Finnair is to launch scheduled passenger flights from Helsinki to Yekaterinburg on 2 September 2008. The destination will be served three times weekly with Airbus A319 aircraft. Yekaterinburg is Finnairs third scheduled destination in Russia, after Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Finnair will operate the route in cooperation with Ural Airlines. The short, roughly three hours flight time from Helsinki to Yekaterinburg and excellent connections through Helsinki Airport make the route competitive in Russia, the Nordic countries and the rest of Europe.

"Yekaterinburg is the gate to the vast areas of Urals and Siberia, attracting a growing amount of international businesses. Our route offers excellent connections for business travellers from the Sverdlovsk region to the Nordic countries and Europe. It also serves passengers from across Europe, North America and Asia heading towards Russia," said Finnairs Sales Director in Russia, Vesa Vilkkula.

Yekaterinburg was established in 1723. The city has more than one million inhabitants and is situated on the border between Europe and Asia, along the Trans-Siberian railroad. It is the administrative centre of the Urals area and the key industrial, cultural and academic city of the Sverdlovsk region. In its proximity lie the cities of Chelyabinsk and Perm. Today numerous international businesses are located in Yekaterinburg. The city and the surrounding mountains also offer excellent opportunities for incentive travel and new trails for globetrotting adventure travellers.

Finnair will offer departures to Yekaterinburg on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings at 23.50. From Yekaterinburg flights will leave on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 6.50.

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