From June 9, Finnair launches a direct flight from Helsinki to Minsk, opening a “Short Northern Route” to Asia.

A new all-the-year-round route will connect the capital of Belarus with the Asian, European and North American directions of the airline, Finnair said. Direct flight Helsinki-Minsk starts on June 9, 2018 and will be performed twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

At present, Finnair also cooperates with Belavia on this route. Flights performing twice a week on Monday and Friday. Flights from Minsk depart at 15:15 with arrival in Helsinki at 15:35. From Helsinki – at 16:15 with arrival in Minsk at 18:35. The total travel time is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Two new own flights will increase the total number of flights between two capitals to four per week.

–  The new direction of Finnair will be serviced by 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft in a two-class configuration, so that passengers who prefer to travel with comfort will be able to appreciate all the benefits of the airline’s business-class service, – the Finnair said.

Flights from Helsinki will depart at 9:45 with arrival in Minsk at 11:00. From Minsk – at 11:45 with arrival in Helsinki at 13:00. The total travel time will be 1 hour and 15 minutes. The cost of the ticket Minsk – Helsinki – Minsk will be from 189 euros.

The flight will provide comfortable connections with the most popular North American destinations of Finnair, such as New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Also Finnair offers to fly by a “Short Northern Way” to one of the 19 Asian cities of the airline network such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Delhi and others, and get real pleasure from flying on the newest Airbus 350 liners, – the press service of the airline added.