Ryanair launches Vienna-Helsinki route

08 Aug 2020, 01:32

  DF Report

Press Release Photo by Finavia.

The budget airline Ryanair started its first flight to Helsinki Airport from Vienna on Thursday, said Finavia in a press release on Friday.

The new air carrier was warmly welcomed with a water salute.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ryanair postponed opening of the route from its original date in spring 2020.

The newly opened route strengthens flight connections from Finland to Central Europe. It also increases the number of flights from Finland to Vienna and enables travelling to Austria more easily under the current restrictions.

“Opening new routes is always a very positive thing for Finland. A new route opening and a new air carrier which operates to Helsinki, has an extremely important meaning for us. We hope that the coronavirus situation in the world improves, which makes it possible to end the current travel restrictions. We are doing our very best and constantly working to secure health safety at our airports, so that air carriers and passengers feel safe when travelling via our airports,” said Finavia’s Vice President of Sale and Route Development Petri Vuori.

The new Vienna-Helsinki route will be operated three times a week. The flights are operated by Lauda. Ryanair bought Laudamotion GmbH in 2019.