26.8.11 at 09:39
The newest addition to airlines in Finland, Flybe, is expanding its network to increase the number of flying Finns. The new routes were launched as a continuation of the acquisition of Finncomm.
“Expanding regular airline services improves both the international accessibility of provincial airports and Helsinki Airport’s role as the number one transit airport in Northern Europe,” says Kimmo Ruotsalainen, Finavia’s Marketing Director.
Europe’s biggest regional airline, Flybe, entered the Finnish market by buying Finnish Commuter Airlines (Finncomm) jointly with Finnair. The acquisition was approved by the competition authorities on 18 August 2011.
“Flybe has committed itself to support the Finnish market and meet the expectations of Finncomm’s current passenger, but also to win the trust of hundreds of thousands of new passengers,” says Mike Rutter, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer.
Today, Flybe published its new route network, which comprises 24 routes and 416 flights per week. In addition to all routes previously operated by Finncomm, the carrier offers eight new routes in Finland. The new network includes four new routes from Helsinki and four new routes from other locations in Finland.
Services will commence on 30 October 2011. Prices start from EUR 39 for a one-way ticket.
– Helsinki–Mariehamn (two flights a day)
– Helsinki–Tartu, Estonia (six flights a week)
– Helsinki–Trondheim, Norway (six flights a week)
– Helsinki–Umeå, Sweden (four flights a week)
– Tampere–Tallinn, Estonia (three flights a day)
– Turku–Tallinn, Estonia (two flights a day)
– Vaasa–Tallinn, Estonia (six flights a week)
– Oulu–Tallinn, Estonia (six flights a week)