Finnair ventures to Russia for destination #5
- Finnair, the flag carrier and largest airline of Finland, commenced operations to its fifth destination in Russia on 7 August, launching thrice-weekly flights from its Helsinki (HEL) base to Samara (KUF). The 1,717-kilometre sector will be operated by Flybe Finland’s 100-seat E190s and will face no competition from other airlines. The oneworld member is also serving the Russian market with flights to St Petersburg, Moscow Sheremetyevo, Ekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. The Finnish market is analysed in more detail in this week’s country feature. See how Samara Airport’s FTWA compares to the others sent in this week from around the world.