The Helsinki-based carrier said all three destinations were “prominent and historic regional centres” and would be served three-times a week with an Embraer E90 aircraft.
Flights to Nizhny Novgorod International Airport will start on July 25, while Samara’s Kurumoch International Airport will be served from August 7. Services will operate to Kazan International Airport from August 18.
“The Russian Federation is Finland’s largest trading partner outside the EU, and Finland is viewed by many in Russia as a favourable place to conduct business or take a holiday,” says Allister Paterson, Finnair’s chief commercial officer.
“Our new routes and frequencies will help meet demand for outbound Russian travel not only to Finland, but to other destinations throughout Finnair’s European network thanks to our compact and efficient hub in Helsinki. We also hope these new routes prompt Finns and other Europeans to discover three historic cities on the Volga, each growing in commercial importance.”