Flybe (Exter) has announced that Flybe Nordic (Helsinki), formerly Finncomm Airlines, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Finnair (Helsinki) to operate 12 Embraer ERJ 190-100LRs for Finnair under a contract flying arrangement. Under the terms of the MOU, the long term ERJ 190 contract will commence on October 28, 2012. Finnair will transfer the aircraft to Flybe Nordic. The aircraft will fly for Finnair on a number of European short haul routes, taking advantage of Flybe Nordic’s competitive cost base.
With this agreement the number of aircraft flown by Flybe Nordic will reach 28, double the number flown when the business commenced operations in August 2011, of which 20 will be flying under contract for Finnair.
Flybe Nordic has been flying eight aircraft on a contract basis for Finnair since August 2011.
Finn Comm Airlines adopted the Flybe brand on October 30, 2011.
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. It is unclear if the 12 E190s will retain the Finnair brand or adopt the Flybe brand.