EUROPE & CIS : Finnair begins flights to Yekaterinburg

Finnair is set to launch flights from its Helsinki hub to Yekaterinburg, Russia and increase frequencies to its two established Russian destinations. It will become the second Oneworld carrier to serve Yekaterinburg, alongside Mal¨¦v Hungarian Airlines. The start date has not been confirmed but Finnair has said it will operate it three times a week. […]


Finnair is set to launch flights from its Helsinki hub to Yekaterinburg, Russia and increase frequencies to its two established Russian destinations. It will become the second Oneworld carrier to serve Yekaterinburg, alongside Mal¨¦v Hungarian Airlines. The start date has not been confirmed but Finnair has said it will operate it three times a week.

In the meantime, it will increase frequencies to Moscow from April to two a day, besides code-sharing on another two dailies operated by Aeroflot, up from a combined three a day at present.

Schedules to St Petersburg will also increase to double daily by summer 2009, with another two dailies operated by Rossiya also carrying the Finnair code, up again from the current three flightsa day.