Finnair will launched scheduled passenger service to Yekaterinburg, previously called Sverdlovsk, Russia, three times per week from Helsinki on Sept. 2. Yekaterinburg, the largest city (population 1,293,000+) in the Urals Federal District in Russia, will be Finnair’s third destination in Russia, after Moscow and St. Petersburg. The route, flown with Airbus A319 aircraft, will be operated in cooperation with Ural Airlines.
Finnair has released throughfare rates from Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Calgary and Vancouver to Yekaterinburg starting from October 1st, 2008. Rates start at $695 CAD plus taxes for low season travel.