On behalf of Finnair, Finnish Commuter Airlines is re-launching the Helsinki-Stuttgart route previously dropped by the larger carrier. It will operate 10 flights a...

On behalf of Finnair, Finnish Commuter Airlines is re-launching the Helsinki-Stuttgart route previously dropped by the larger carrier.

Finnish Commuter Airlines ― which operates as Finncomm Airlines ― is resuming Finnair service to Stuttgart, the capital of the German state of Baden-Württemberg, on August 16. It will operate 10 flights a week on the route, using a Finnair flight number and 76-seat Embraer 170 jets acquired from Finnair.


Morning flights from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) to Stuttgart Echterdingen Airport (STR) will depart on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7.45 a.m. and evening flights every day at approximately 5:00 p.m.. The flights from STR to HEL will depart every day at 12.05 a.m. and in the evening on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at approximately 7.00 p.m.

Finnair took delivery of a fleet of 10 Embraer 170s ordered from the manufacturer, as well as 10 Embraer 190s. It still retains eight 76-seat Embraer 170s in service but has transferred two to domestic and European regional partner Finncomm Airlines, which now operates the two aircraft in its own colors

Finnair says the new service will connect well with its domestic routes and for residents of the Stuttgart area the route will also offer efficient onward connections to all of Finnair’s Far-Eastern destinations.

In addition to the 11 million inhabitants of the state of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart Airport also includes northern Switzerland and eastern France in its economic catchment area. In addition to Stuttgart, important cities of the area include Baden Baden, Freiburg, Heilbronn, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Strasbourg and Ulm.

For tourists to Germany, Stuttgart makes an excellent base for visits to the Black Forest and the Rhine Valley and also for holiday trips to the Alps.

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