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New Finland flights from airBaltic

New Finland flights from airBaltic

Latvia-based airline airBaltic is to launch cheap flights from Riga to Tampere in Finland.

The largest carrier in the Baltic region will operate two flights a day from the Latvian capital to the Finnish city from October 1st.

This will take the number of flights to Finland in the airBaltic network up to four. The carrier already offers services to Helsinki, Oulu and Kuopio.

"Over the last year, the flow of both business and leisure travellers has increased between Finland and Latvia as a result of strengthening ties between the two countries," said airBaltic’s president and chief executive Bertolt Flick.

"We have followed these developments closely and have already opened new routes to Oulu, Kuopio, as well as increased the number of flights to Helsinki. Consequently, Tampere is a logical next step and we have a great degree of confidence in this new route," he added.

The airline recently extended its Russian operations with flights to Sochi from Riga.

Flights to the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics started last month and will run alongside existing airBaltic flights to Moscow.