Finnair will offer more connections to Moscow and St Petersburg in Russia, further improving connectivity with Finnair’s network in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Finnair General Manager Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, Geoff Stone confirmed Finnair will double its flights between Helsinki and Moscow from 10 April, by adding one daily frequency, which smoothly connects to flights arriving from Asia, Europe and the Americas to Helsinki.
The flight from Moscow to Helsinki in turn connects with Finnair’s Hong Kong and Singapore flights, as well as domestic flights in Finland. The new flights will be operated with Embraer 190 aircraft. With the addition, Finnair will be operating 14 weekly frequencies between Moscow and Helsinki, and offering up to four daily flights in co-operation with Aeroflot Russian Airlines.
Mr Stone said Finnair would also be adding six weekly frequencies between Helsinki and St Petersburg commencing 23 April, bringing the weekly connections to 20 flights. The new flights connect smoothly into Finnair’s broad European network of more than 70 destinations, allowing customers to connect via Helsinki to Europe in the morning, and return from Europe in the evening. The new connection is being operated with ATR aircraft.
Both additions are year-round.
“These new flights support even better connections for the increased number of travellers between Russia and the US via Helsinki, and also offer our Russian customers full improved connectivity to our European and Asian services”, said Finnair Chief Commercial Officer, Juha Järvinen.
“Next summer we open our new San Francisco route, and in Winter 2017/2018 will see the introduction of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico and Havana in Cuba into our network, and these additions support also those connections.”
Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than nine million passengers annually and connecting 17 cities in Asia and 3 cities in North America with more than 60 destinations in Europe.
Finnair offers excellent connections from Australia with oneworld partners and was named Best International Airline – Offline Carrier in the prestigious AFTA National Travel Industry Awards in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.