Travel News > March 2010 > Northerners offered short hops to Helsinki

Northerners offered short hops to Helsinki


A new easyJet flight launching from Manchester to Helsinki will bring the Finnish capital within a short journey from the north of England.

Flights, which start on March 28, will operate four times a week on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. Fares start at £19.99 each way, including tax.

Helsinki has recently been voted the third World Design Capital for 2012 and is stuffed with museums and cultural attractions. Visitors can travel further into Finland by jumping on one of the connecting flights from Helsinki airport.

Winter sport enthusiasts can still enjoy some of the last snowfalls as the ski season in northern Finland runs until late May, when the days are longer and warmer than earlier in the winter.

The top five resorts in Finnish Lapland are Levi, Ruka, Pyha, Luosto and Yllas, all of which can be reached via domestic flights from Helsinki.

Meanwhile, those living in the south of England will be offered more flights to Romania, an increasingly popular eastern European country, from March 28.

Romanian airline Blue Air will have daily flights from Luton to Bucharest, four flights a week to Sibiu in the historic region of Transylvania, and three flights a week to Bacau, one of Romania's largest cities.

Air passengers booking flights with any scheduled airlines should remember there is no consumer protection in place if the airline goes bust before or during their trip, nor are they likely to be covered by standard travel insurance policies. Scheduled Airline Failure is available as an add-on to travel insurance to give complete financial protection.

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