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Finnair unveils new Russia-Finland flights

Finnair unveils new Russia-Finland flights

Finnair will introduce a new route from Helsinki to Yekaterinburg next month.

The Finnish carrier will launch three weekly flights from its Helsinki base in its native Finland to the central Russian city.

Finnair operates two other routes in Russia from Moscow and St Petersburg.

"Yekaterinburg is the gateway to the vast areas of the Urals and Siberia, attracting a growing amount of international businesses," Vesa Vilkkula, Finnair’s sales director in Russia, told Forbes.

New cheap flights to Yekaterinburg will begin on September 2nd 2008 departing from Helsinki on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Flights will leave from the Russian city on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and will be operated with Ural Airlines.

Finnair celebrated its 85th anniversary last month by taking a step back in time. No doubt leaving some customers a little confused, the airline renovated an Airbus A319 to resemble a 1950s Convair aircraft.

The makeover was finished off with 50s-style uniforms worn by flight staff. It will offer retro flights on routes to major cities including Amsterdam, London and Paris.

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