A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Minsk Airport on 9 June to officially open Finnair’s new twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) service from Helsinki. Belavia already serves the capital city pair three times weekly.
- Finnair introduced its latest European capital on 9 June, beginning a twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) service between Helsinki (HEL) and Minsk (MSQ). The oneworld member will operate the 739-kilometre sector using its fleet of E190s, with competition being provided by Belavia which already offers three weekly flights between the two cities. With this launch, Finnair now serves 20 destinations in Eastern Europe on scheduled flights. The carrier’s next planned route launch will take place on 11 December, the day on which it will commence services to Lyon. For 2019, the only route poised to join the Finnish flag carrier’s network so far is Hannover, a city link it is expected to launch on 29 April offering five weekly flights. See how Minks Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.