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Flybe Finland renamed Nordic Regional Airlines

The new name will be adopted in May, with new livery to be unveiled in early summer.

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Flybe planes have become regular fixtures at Helsinki Airport. Image: Yle

Flybe Finland, which began in 2011 as a joint venture between national flag carrier Finnair and British low-cost flier Flybe UK, has been rechristened Nordic Regional Airlines.

Earlier this year the British parent company sold off its 60 percent stake in the airline to two Finnish firms, GW Sohlberg  and StaffPoint Holding. The new name will probably be taken into use next month. The carrier’s new look will be unveiled in early summer.

Flybe Finland’s intermediate owner, Flybe Nordic, temporarily came under Finnair ownership last November when Flybe UK pulled out.

Flybe Finland, with 26 planes, flies many of Finnair’s domestic and European routes as purchase traffic.

As of early May, all of Flybe Finland’s own routes will be converted to Finnair flight codes. The airline says this should not cause any inconvenience to passengers.  

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