Airlines & Airports
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With 22 airports operating throughout the country with scheduled passenger service on commercial airlines, flying is a convenient, albeit sometimes expensive, way of getting around Finland. There are six airlines with flights within Finland, most of which fly from Helsinki to the many regional airports. Booking in advance where possible is advised, as an advance-purchase non-changeable one-way ticket can cost less than a train ticket. If you have arrived on a Finnair flight it may be possible to get discounted tickets.
Finnair are the national carrier and by far the biggest airline, with services to all the largest cities in Finland, and to destinations worldwide. A new carrier to enter the Finnish market is Norwegian Air Shuttle, better known as Norwegian.com, which now connects Helsinki to Oulu and Rovaniemi, and a host of other European destinations. Although Air Baltic is the national carrier of Latvia, the airline has flights from Helsinki to many European destinations.