Finnair is to increase frequencies on its routes between Helsinki and Russia, which it says will improve connectivity with Finnair’s network from the UK.

From April 10 the carrier will double its flights between the Finnish capital and Moscow, “allowing smooth connections with flights arriving from the UK”.

The new services will be operated by Embraer 190 aircraft, bringing the carrier’s frequency on the route to 14 weekly flights. Finnair also codeshares with Aeroflot on the route, and will offer passengers a total of four daily flights once the new frequency commences.

Then from April 23 the airline will add six weekly flights to its Helsinki-St Petersburg route, operated by ATR aircraft and bringing the total frequency on the route to 20 flights per week.

Finnair recently announced plans to increase capacity between Edinburgh and Helsinki to five flights per week this summer, and between Dublin and Helsinki to nine flights per week from March.

The carrier also laid out its plans for long-haul expansion this winter, with the addition of services to Goa, Havana, Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Plata.