Finnair and Belarus national carrier Belavia have signed a codeshare agreement which, from August 15, will cover Belair’s flights between Helsinki and Minsk.
Established in 1996, Belavia is based in Minsk and operates a fleet consisting of four Boeing 737-300s, six 737-500s and four Bombardier CRJ200s. The airline started operating to Helsinki in June this year.
Belavia flies the route three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays, using Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets. The flight arrives in Helsinki at 3.45 p.m. and departs back to Minsk at 4.45 p.m. These flight timings offer good connectivity with Finnair’s operations to Europe and Asia, according to Finnair.
“This new agreement adds an interesting new destination to our route map and gives our guests from Asia and Europe a convenient way to reach Minsk by using Helsinki as a connect point,” says Hannu Sundberg, vice president commercial airline partnerships at Finnair.
“Co-operation with Finnair is very beneficial for passengers. Both companies offer a service of good quality and passengers get the shortest possible way from Belarus to Scandinavia and South-East Asia,” remarks Igor Tcherginets, Belavia’s deputy director general, marketing and international.