Finnair is expanding its network and will open a direct, year-round nonstop route between Helsinki and Minsk starting on June 9, 2018.
Flights between Helsinki and Minsk will be operated twice per week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with an Embraer 190 aircraft.
Currently, Finnair also co-operates with Belavia on the Helsinki-Minsk route and Finnair’s own flights will bring the total amount of weekly flights up to five.
Copyright Photo: Finnair (Nordic Regional Airlines-Norra) Embraer ERJ 190-100LR OH-LKH (msn 19000086) ZRH (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 928865.
Finnair-Nordic Regional aircraft slide show:
Buta Airways (Baku) on January 16 launched nonstop flights on the Baku-Sofia route.
The flights will be carried out once a week on Tuesdays.
Copyright Photo: Buta Airways Embraer ERJ 190-100LR VP-BRU (msn 19000733) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 939805.
Buta Airways aircraft slide show:
Arkia Israel Airlines (Tel Aviv) will start a new weekly route from its Tel Aviv hub to Yerevan, Armenia. The new service will be operated with Embraer 195s per Airline Route.
Copyright Photo: Arkia Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-100LR 4X-EMC (msn 19000713) CFU (Antony J. Best). Image: 938868.
Arkia aircraft slide show:
On December 3, 2017 Finnair flight AY865 from Helsinki (Vantaa) to Göteborg diverted to Turku due to the smell of smoke in the cabin. The Embraer 190 (OH-LKE) stopped on the runway and passengers and crew members exited the aircraft via the emergency chutes.
The flight was operated by Nordic Regional Airlines – Norra.
Finnair issued this short statement on social media:
Our flight AY865 HEL-GOT had to divert to Turku, as smell of smoke was detected in the aircraft. The plane landed safely and passengers were evacuated with slides. The passengers will be rerouted to GOT and the aircraft will now undergo thorough examination.
Twitter photo above from Aftonbladet:
Top Copyright Photo: OH-LKE when it was painted in the previous livery. Finnair (Nordic Regional Airlines-Norra) Embraer ERJ 190-100LR OH-LKE (msn 19000059) GVA (Paul Denton). Image: 905901.
Delta and its partner AeroMexico, launched their new nonstop service between Atlanta and Queretaro, Mexico, on November 1.
The Atlanta-Queretaro route will be operated using Embraer 190 aircraft with 99 passenger seats, including 11 in Clase Premier—AeroMexico’s Business Class cabin—with the following schedules:
|Atlanta-Queretaro* AM 2711
|Queretaro-Atlanta* AM 2710:
In the framework of this celebration, AeroMexico also announced the beginning of its new Monterrey-Atlanta service uniting two of the leading hubs in North America.
*Times published are local to each country and are subject to changes without notice.
Copyright Photo: AeroMexico Connect Embraer ERJ 190-100LR XA-ACJ (msn 19000531) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 922941.