From left: Thierry Aucoc, Senior Vice President, Commercial (Europe & Russian Federation) at Emirates, Jeyhun Efendi, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations and E-commerce at flydubai, Petri Vuori, Vice President at Finavia, Sales and Route Development Image Credit: Supplied

Helsinki: Flydubai has inaugurated its new daily service to Helsinki, Finland, becoming the first national carrier for the UAE to offer direct flights from Dubai.

Dubai-based carrier offers year-round direct flights to Finland.

The new route is code-shared with Emirates and gives passengers access to more than 200 destinations worldwide on the combined network.

Finland attracts more than 6 million tourists a year, but most flights to the market so far have been seasonal. The new scheduled direct flights from Dubai will give passengers easier access into Finland and help stimulate trade and tourism around the year.

The inaugural flight departed on Tuesday from Terminal 2, Dubai International and landed at Helsinki Airport just before midnight.