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Virtual Blue1 Operations for SAS

As the real Blue1 now operates flights for SAS Finland with the Boeing 717-200 aircraft, Virtual Blue1 also makes these flights available to our pilots. SAS operations are flown under the 'Scandinavian' callsign and have SAS/SK flightnumbers. As this is no longer our main basis of operations, timetables are only updates on a quarterly basis.

Weekly SAS flights by hub / focus city :

From Helsinki (EFHK)
-> Athens (LGAV)2 flights
-> Copenhagen (EKCH)39 flights
-> Oslo (ENGM)18 flights
-> Stockholm (ESSA)69 flights
-> Vaasa (EFVA)5 flights
-> Zurich (LSZH)2 flights
From Stockholm (ESSA)
-> Amsterdam (EHAM)5 flights
-> Birmingham (EGBB)1 flight
-> Copenhagen (EKCH)4 flights
-> Edinburgh (EGPH)1 flight
-> Geneva (LSGG)1 flight
-> Gothenborg (ESGG)4 flights
-> Kalmar (ESMQ)8 flights
-> Kiruna (ESNQ)3 flights
-> London (EGLL)5 flights
-> Lulea (ESPA)8 flights
-> Malmoe (ESMS)6 flights
-> Manchester (EGCC)1 flight
-> Prague (LKPR)1 flight
-> Skelleftea (ESNS)7 flights
-> Sundsvall (ESNN)3 flights
-> Tampere (EFTP)6 flights
-> Tromso (ENTC)1 flight
-> Trondheim (ENVA)1 flight
-> Turku (EFTU)5 flights
-> Umea (ESNU)11 flights
-> Visby (ESSV)2 flights
-> Zurich (LSZH)6 flights
-> Ängelholm (ESTA)6 flights
-> Östersund (ESNZ)2 flights
From Copenhagen (EKCH)
-> Amsterdam (EHAM)12 flights
-> Dublin (EIDW)7 flights


Virtual Blue1 Destination Guide

Helsinki (Finland)
Airport : Helsinki-Vantaa (EFHK/HEL)

Helsinki Vantaa airport is the main hub of Virtual Blue1.
Helsinki is the capital of Finland. Founded in 1550, the `Daughter of the Baltic` has been the Finnish capital since 1812, when it was rebuilt by the tsars of Russia along the lines of a miniature St. Petersburg, a role it has played in many a Cold War movie. Today, Helsinki pulls off the trick of being something of an international metropolis while still retaining a small-town feel.
Helsinki`s current population is about 595,000, but the Greater Helsinki region including the neighboring suburban cities of Espoo and Vantaa has a population of over 1.3 million.

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Stockholm (Sweden)
Airport : Arlanda (ESSA/ARN)

Stockholm is a focus city for Virtual Blue1.
Stockholm is the capital and largest city of Sweden. The city is made up of 14 islands connected by some 50 bridges on Lake Mälaren, which flows into the brackish Baltic Sea, and passes the Stockholm archipelago with some 24,000 islands and islets.
The city is a lively, cosmopolitan place with both modern Scandinavian architecture consisting of ample amounts of brass and steel, alongside fairytale towers, a captivating Old Town (Gamla Stan) and an abundance of green space. Over 30% of the city area is made up of waterways and another 30% is made up of parks and green spaces, giving Stockholm perhaps the freshest air of any European capital.

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Copenhagen (Denmark)
Airport : Kastrup (EKCH/CPH)

Copenhagen is another focus city of Virtual Blue1.
Copenhagen (Danish: København) is the capital of Denmark and what a million Danes call home. This `friendly old girl of a town` is big enough to be a metropolis with shopping, culture and nightlife par excellence, yet still small enough to be intimate, safe and easy to navigate. Overlooking the Øresund strait with Sweden just minutes away, it is a cultural and geographic link between mainland Europe and Scandinavia. This is where old fairy tales blend with flashy new architecture and world-class design; where warm jazz mixes with cold electronica from Copenhagen`s basements. You`ll feel you`ve seen it all in a day, but could keep on discovering more for months.

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Oslo (Norway)
Airport : Gardermoen (ENGM/OSL)

Oslo is the capital and largest city of Norway, and the third largest city of Scandinavia. In 2010 it was ranked as the world`s most expensive city to live in by the Swiss wealth management company UBS AG.
The history of the city can be traced back over 1,000 years. Oslo was founded in 1048, by the king Harald Hardråde.

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Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Airport : Schiphol (EHAM/AMS)

Connections : Copenhagen (393 NM), Stockholm (715 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. Its principal language is Dutch. The city`s status as the capital of the nation is governed by the constitution. Amsterdam has a population of 820256 within city limits, an urban population of 1209419 and a metropolitan population of 2289762. The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. It comprises the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 7 million.
Amsterdam`s name is derived from Amstelredamme, indicative of the city`s origin: a dam in the river Amstel. Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading center for finance and diamonds. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the city expanded, and many new neighborhoods and suburbs were formed. The 17th-century canals of Amsterdam (in Dutch: Grachtengordel), located in the heart of Amsterdam, were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2010.
As the commercial capital of the Netherlands and one of the top financial centres in Europe, Amsterdam is considered an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) study group. The city is also the cultural capital of the Netherlands. Many large Dutch institutions have their headquarters there, and 7 of the world`s top 500 companies, including Philips and ING, are based in the city. In 2010, Amsterdam was ranked 13th globally on quality of living by Mercer, and previously ranked 3rd in innovation by 2thinknow in the Innovation Cities Index 2009.

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Athens (Greece)
Airport : Eleftherios Venizelos Intl (LGAV/ATH)

Connections : Helsinki (1546 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Athens (Greek: Athína), is the capital city of Greece with a metropolitan population of 3.7 million inhabitants. It is in many ways the birthplace of Classical Greece, and therefore of Western civilization. The sprawling city is bounded on three sides by Mt Ymettos, Mt Parnitha and Mt Pendeli; whilst inside Athens are twelve hills [the seven historical are: Acropolis, Areopagus, Hill of Philopappus, Observatory Hill (Muses Hill), Pnyx, Lycabettus, Tourkovounia (Anchesmus)], the Acropolis and Lykavittos being the most prominent. These hills provide a refuge from the noise and commotion of the crowded city streets, offering amazing views down to Saronic Gulf, Athens` boundary with the Aegean Sea on its southern side.

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Birmingham (United Kingdom)
Airport : Birmingham (EGBB/BHX)

Connections : Stockholm (901 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. It is the most populous British city outside the capital London with 1,074,300 residents (2011 census), an increase of 96,000 over the previous decade. The city lies within the West Midlands conurbation, the third most populous urban area in the United Kingdom. It`s metropolitan area is the United Kingdom`s second most populous with 3,683,000 residents.
Today Birmingham is a major international commercial centre, ranked as a beta-world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network; and an important transport, retail, events and conference hub. With a GDP of $90bn (2008 estimate, PPP), the economy of the urban area is the second largest in the UK and the 72nd largest in the world. Birmingham`s six universities make it the largest centre of higher education in the United Kingdom outside London, and it`s major cultural institutions, including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, enjoy international reputations. The Big City Plan is a large redevelopment plan currently underway in the city centre with the aim of making Birmingham one of the top 20 most liveable cities in the world within 20 years.

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Dublin (Ireland)
Airport : Dublin (EIDW/DUB)

Connections : Copenhagen (771 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath, meaning town of the hurdled ford) is the capital and most populous city of Ireland. The English name for the city is derived from the Irish name Dubhlinn, meaning black pool. Dublin is situated near the midpoint of Ireland`s east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and the centre of the Dublin Region.
Originally founded as a Viking settlement, it evolved into the Kingdom of Dublin and became the island`s principal city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century; it was briefly the second largest city in the British Empire and the fifth largest in Europe. Dublin entered a period of stagnation following the Act of Union of 1800, but it remained the economic centre for most of the island. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, the new parliament, the Oireachtas, was located in Leinster House. Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State and later the Republic of Ireland.

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Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Airport : Edinburgh (EGPH/EDI)

Connections : Stockholm (820 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Edinburgh (Gaelic: Dùn Èideann) is the capital of Scotland located in the Central Belt region of the country. With a population of approximately 450,000 (1 million in the city region), `Auld Reekie` (Edinburgh) manages to combine both ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere. Watched over by the imposing castle, the symbol of the city, Edinburgh combines medieval relics, Georgian grandeur and a powerful layer of modern life with contemporary avant-garde. In Edinburgh, medieval palaces rub shoulders with the best of modern architecture, Gothic churches with amazing museums and galleries. Scotland`s throbbing night-life centre, Edinburgh, `the Athens of the North`, is also a feast for the mind and the senses, playing host to great restaurants, shops and an unequaled programme of city festivals throughout the year.

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Geneva (Switzerland)
Airport : Geneva Cointrin (LSGG/GVA)

Connections : Stockholm (1045 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Geneva (French: Genève) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zurich) and is the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhone exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. The municipality (ville de Genève) has a population (as of June 2012) of 192,385, and the canton (République et Canton de Genève, which includes the city) has 468,194 residents. In 2007, the urban area, or agglomération franco-valdo-genevoise (Great Geneva or Grand Genève in French) had 1,240,000 inhabitants in 189 municipalities in both Switzerland and France. The economic area `Great Geneva-Bern area` has 2.9 million inhabitants.

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Gothenborg (Sweden)
Airport : Landvetter (ESGG/GOT)

Connections : Stockholm (244 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg) is the second largest city in Sweden by population and the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries. Situated on the west coast of Sweden, the city proper has a population of 526054, with 549839 in the urban area and total of 945713 inhabitants in the metropolitan area. Gothenburg is classified as a global city by GaWC, with a ranking of Gamma.
The City of Gothenburg was founded in 1621 by King Gustavus Adolphus. It lies by the sea at the mouth of Göta Älv—the river running through the city—and is the largest seaport in the Nordic countries. Gothenburg is home to many students, as the city includes both the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. Volvo was founded in Gothenburg in 1927. The city is a major centre in Sweden for sports and home to the IFK Göteborg, BK Häcken, GAIS and Örgryte IS association football teams as well as the Frölunda HC ice hockey team.

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Kalmar (Sweden)
Airport : Kalmar (ESMQ/KLR)

Connections : Stockholm (213 NM)
Aircraft : AT75

Kalmar is a city in the Småland province of the Götaland region of south-east Sweden with a population of 60,000 (2007). It is one of the oldest Swedish cities, dating back to the year 1027.

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Kiruna (Sweden)
Airport : Kiruna (ESNQ/KRN)

Connections : Stockholm (569 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Kiruna (Northern Sami: Giron, Finnish: Kiiruna) is the northernmost city in Sweden, situated in the province of Lapland. It had 18,148 inhabitants in 2010 and is the seat of Kiruna Municipality (pop. 23,099 in 2008) in Norrbotten County.
Archeological findings have shown that the region around Kiruna has been inhabited for at least 6,000 years. Centuries before Kiruna was founded in 1900, the presence of iron ore at Kiirunavaara and Luossavaara had been known by the local Sami population.
Tourism is an important source of income for Kiruna and the surrounding region with around 300,000 tourist-nights per year (1998). Throughout the year, fishing and hunting are popular activities by both locals and tourists. Visits can be done to the mine, the church and different research agencies, such as Abisko Scientific Research Station the Institute of Space Physics or Esrange. Tourists can experience the sami culture, particularly in combination with winter activities such as dog sledding.

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London (United Kingdom)
Airport : Heathrow (EGLL/LHR)

Connections : Stockholm (908 NM)
Aircraft : B712

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. With an estimated 8,308,369 residents in 2012, London is the most populous region, urban zone and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London`s ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) mediaeval boundaries. With its population of 7,375 in 2011, it is the smallest city in England. Since at least the 19th century, the term London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core. The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area, governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.
London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. It is one of the world`s leading financial centres and has the fifth- or sixth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world depending on measurement. London is a world cultural capital. It is the world`s most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the world`s largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic. London`s 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to host the modern Summer Olympic Games three times.

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Lulea (Sweden)
Airport : Kallax (ESPA/LLA)

Connections : Stockholm (428 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Luleå (Sami Luleju, Finnish Luulaja) is a city on the coast of northern Sweden with 75000 inhabitants capital of Norrbotten County.
The town`s Royal charter was granted in 1621 by King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. The original town was situated where Gammelstad (Old Town) is situated today. The town had to be moved in 1649 to the current site, due to the post-glacial rebound that had made the bay too shallow for ships to enter.
Luleå`s commerce and industry are a mix of industry, research, education, trade, and services. The university`s educational programmes have attracted new businesses as well as local offices for multinational corporations.

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Malmoe (Sweden)
Airport : Sturup (ESMS/MMX)

Connections : Stockholm (330 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Malmö, in the southernmost province of Scania, is Sweden`s third largest city by population after Stockholm and Gothenburg, and is one of the largest cities in Scandinavia. Malmö is the seat of Malmö Municipality and the capital of Skåne County. The administrative entity for most of the city is Malmö Municipality which, as of January 2012, has 302835 inhabitants in eight different localities. Malmö is also a bimunicipal locality, as part of it is formally situated in Burlöv Municipality. The total population of the urban area was 280415 in December 2010. Greater Malmö is one of Sweden`s three officially recognized Metropolitan areas (storstadsområden) and since 2005 is defined as the municipality of Malmö and 11 other municipalities in the southwestern corner of Scania. On 31 March 2012, its population was recorded to be 664000. Lund, with a municipal population of over 100000 and home to one of Scandinavia`s major universities, is together with Malmö the region`s economic and education hub.
Malmö was one of the earliest and most industrialized towns of Scandinavia, but it struggled with the adaptation to post-industrialism. Since the construction of the Öresund bridge, Malmö has undergone a major transformation with impressive architectural developments, attracting new biotech and IT companies, and particularly students through Malmö University. The city contains many historic buildings and parks, and is also a commercial centre for the western part of Scania. During the last few years a university has been established and the city is now trying to focus on education, arts and culture. Malmö was ranked 4th in Grist Magazine`s 15 Green Cities list in 2007.

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Manchester (United Kingdom)
Airport : Manchester (EGCC/MAN)

Connections : Stockholm (879 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with an estimated population of 512,000. Manchester lies within the Greater Manchester Urban Area, the United Kingdom`s second largest urban area, which has a population of 2,553,379. The local authority is Manchester City Council. Its metropolitan area is the United Kingdom`s third most populous with 2,556,000 residents. Manchester is situated in the south-central part of North West England, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the Pennines to the north and east. Inhabitants of Manchester are referred to as Mancunians.
Today Manchester is ranked as a beta world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network; The city is notable for its architecture, culture, music scene, media links, scientific and engineering output, social impact and sporting connections. Sports clubs which bear the city name include Premier League football teams, Manchester City and Manchester United. Manchester was the site of the world`s first railway station, and the place where scientists first split the atom and developed the first stored-programme computer. Manchester is served by two universities, including the largest single-site university in the UK, and has the country`s third largest urban economy. Manchester is also the third-most visited city in the UK by foreign visitors, after London and Edinburgh, and the most visited in England outside London.

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Prague (Czech Republic)
Airport : Ruzyne (LKPR/PRG)

Connections : Stockholm (675 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Prague (Czech: Praha) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is the fourteenth-largest city in the European Union. It is also the historical capital of Bohemia proper. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river, the city is home to about 1.3 million people, while its larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of nearly 2 million. The city has a temperate oceanic climate, with warm summers and chilly winters.

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Skelleftea (Sweden)
Airport : Skelleftea (ESNS/SFT)

Connections : Stockholm (358 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Skellefteå is a city and the seat of Skellefteå Municipality in Västerbotten County, Sweden, with 32775 inhabitants in 2010. The city is a historically industrial city with mining being a large industry, especially for gold – hence the nickname `Gold Town`. Politically it is a Social Democratic stronghold. The city was incorporated in 1845 and grew to its current population size mostly in the 1950s and 60s, growing only slowly since.

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Sundsvall (Sweden)
Airport : Sundsvall Harnosand (ESNN/SDL)

Connections : Stockholm (199 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Sundsvall is a city and the seat of Sundsvall Municipality in Västernorrland County, Sweden. It has a population of 50,712 as of 2010; more than 95,000 live in the surrounding municipal area.
The town was chartered in 1621, and a first urban plan for Sundsvall was probably created by Olof Bure in 1642, less likely in 1623. It has a port by the Gulf of Bothnia, and is located 395 km north of Stockholm. The city has burned down and been rebuilt four times.

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Tampere (Finland)
Airport : Tampere Pirkkala (EFTP/TMP)

Connections : Stockholm (228 NM)
Aircraft : AT75

Tampere (Swedish, Tammerfors) is the third largest city in Finland with around 213,000 inhabitants and a metro population of nearly half a million. Being located 170km north of the Finnish coastal capital Helsinki, it is also the biggest inland town in the whole Nordic region. Geographically, the city lies on a narrow isthmus between Lake Näsijärvi, which reaches far to the north, and Lake Pyhäjärvi in the south. In addition, there are 200 lakes and ponds in Tampere, and a total of 450 in the entire region. Despite being predominantly a former heavy industry centre, today Tampere is a major hub for information technology, research, education, culture, sports and business. In 2010, the City of Tampere came in first in an image survey comparing the largest cities in Finland. Leaving Helsinki behind, it was also found the most attractive city among Finns who plan on moving.

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Tromso (Norway)
Airport : Langnes (ENTC/TOS)

Connections : Stockholm (693 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Tromsø is a city and municipality in Troms county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Tromsø.
Tromsø city is the ninth-largest urban area in Norway by population, and the seventh largest city in Norway by population. It is the largest city and the largest urban area in Northern Norway, and the second largest city and urban area north of the Arctic Circle in Sápmi (following Murmansk). Most of Tromsø, including the city centre, is located on the small island of Tromsøya in the county of Troms, 350 kilometres (217 mi) north of the Arctic Circle. Substantial parts of the urban area are also situated on the mainland to the east, and on parts of Kvaløya—a large island to the west. Tromsøya is connected to the mainland by the Tromsø Bridge and the Tromsøysund Tunnel, and to the island of Kvaløya by the Sandnessund Bridge. The city is warmer than most other places located on the same latitude, due to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream.
The city centre of Tromsø contains the highest number of old wooden houses in Northern Norway, the oldest house dating from 1789. The Arctic Cathedral, a modern church from 1965, is probably the most famous landmark in Tromsø. The city is a cultural centre for its region, several festivals taking place in the summer. Some of Norway`s best-known musicians, Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge of the electronica duo Röyksopp and Lene Marlin grew up and started their careers in Tromsø.The largest football team in the city, Tromsø I.L, plays in the Norwegian Premier League.

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Trondheim (Norway)
Airport : Vaernes (ENVA/TRD)

Connections : Stockholm (349 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Trondheim, historically, Nidaros and Trondhjem, is a city and municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. With a population of 179123, it is the third most populous municipality in Norway, although the fourth largest urban area. It is also the third largest city in the country, with a population of 170242 inhabitants within the city borders. The city functions as the administrative centre of Sør-Trøndelag county. Trondheim lies on the south shore of the Trondheimsfjord at the mouth of the river Nidelva. The city is dominated by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), SINTEF, St. Olavs University Hospital and other technology-oriented institutions.
The settlement was founded in 997 as a trading post, and was the capital of Norway during the Viking Age until 1217. From 1152 to 1537, the city was the seat of the Archdiocese of Nidaros; since it has remained the seat of the Diocese of Nidaros and the Nidaros Cathedral. It was incorporated in 1838. The current municipality dates from 1964, when Trondheim merged with Byneset, Leinstrand, Strinda and Tiller.

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Turku (Finland)
Airport : Turku (EFTU/TKU)

Connections : Stockholm (161 NM)
Aircraft : AT75

Turku (Swedish, Åbo) is a city in the Southwest coast of Finland at the mouth of Aura River. It is within the region of Finland Proper in the Province of Western Finland. It is believed that Turku came into existence during the end of 13th century which makes it the oldest city in Finland.
Turku was for a long time the most important population center in Finland: it was the first capital city of Finland from 1809 to 1812 and continued to be the largest city by population in Finland until the end of the 1840s. Nowadays its significance nationwide is not the same as it used to be, but Turku is a regional capital and important location for business and culture in Northern Europe. Turku has approximately 175 000 inhabitants.

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Umea (Sweden)
Airport : Umea (ESNU/UME)

Connections : Stockholm (296 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Umeå is a university town in northern Sweden. It is the seat of Umeå Municipality and the capital of Västerbotten County. The city is located on the Ume River. Umeå is the biggest city in Norrland and the twelfth biggest in Sweden, with 79594 inhabitants in 2010. The municipality has 117294 inhabitants as of 2013. When the university was established in 1965, growth sped up, and the number of housing has doubled in the last 30 years. As of 2011, 700 to 800 new apartments are constructed each year. Umeå is a center of education, technical and medical research in Sweden, with two universities and over 39000 students. The city has been elected European Capital of Culture, 2014.

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Vaasa (Finland)
Airport : Vaasa (EFVA/VAA)

Connections : Helsinki (215 NM)
Aircraft : AT75

Vaasa was an important place of governance when Finland was part of Sweden. It started in the 14th century when Korsholm castle was built near the village of Mustasaari. In 1606 the village of Mustasaari was granted city status and five years later it was renamed Wasa in honor of the Swedish royal lineage. The old names live on in the municipality that surrounds Vaasa as it is called Korsholm in Swedish and Mustasaari in Finnish. The old town of Vaasa burned to the ground in 1852, and when it was rebuilt it was relocated closer to the sea some six kilometers northwest from its original location.

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Visby (Sweden)
Airport : Visby (ESSV/VBY)

Connections : Stockholm (138 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Visby is a locality and the seat of Gotland Municipality in Gotland County, Sweden with 22,593 inhabitants, as of 2010. It is the only locality with historical city status on the island of Gotland; it is arguably the best-preserved medieval city in Scandinavia and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the most notable historical remains are the 3.4 km (2.1 mi) long stone wall called Ringmuren (the Ring Wall), that encircles the city and the old church ruins.
The name `Visby` comes from the Old Norse Vis, (genitive singular of Vi) meaning sacrificial place, and by, meaning `city`.
Visby is a popular vacation destination for Scandinavians during the summer and receives thousands of tourists every year. It is by far the most populated locality outside the Swedish mainland, with more than 22 000 inhabitants. Visby is also the only municipality seat of Sweden that is accessible only by boat and air traffic.

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Zurich (Switzerland)
Airport : Zurich (LSZH/ZRH)

Connections : Helsinki (1104 NM), Stockholm (923 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Zurich (German: Zürich, Swiss German: Züri) is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. The municipality has approximately 390,000 inhabitants, and the Zurich metropolitan area 1.83 million. Zurich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zurich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.
Permanently settled for around 2000 years, the history of Zurich goes back to its founding by the Romans, who, in 15 BC, called it Turicum. However, early settlements have been found dating back more than 6400 years ago. During the Middle Ages Zurich gained the independent and privileged status of imperial immediacy and, in 1519, was the place of origin and centre of the Protestant Reformation in German-speaking Switzerland, led by Ulrich Zwingli.
Zurich is a leading global city and among the world`s largest financial centres. The city is home to a large number of financial institutions and banking giants. Also, most of the research and development centres are concentrated in Zurich and the low rate of tax attracts overseas companies to set up their headquarters there.

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Ängelholm (Sweden)
Airport : Ängelholm-Helsingborg Airport (ESTA/AGH)

Connections : Stockholm (296 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Helsingborg is a town and the seat of Helsingborg Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden. It had 97122 inhabitants in 2010. Helsingborg is the centre of an area in the Øresund region of about 320000 inhabitants in north-west Scania, and is Sweden`s closest point to Denmark, with the Danish city Helsingør clearly visible on the other side of the Øresund about 4 km to the west.
Ängelholm is a locality and the seat of Ängelholm Municipality in Skåne County, Sweden with 23,240 inhabitants in 2010. It is known for its clay cuckoos — a special kind of ocarina. Tourism is an important industry to the city. Its most valued resource in this respect is a popular 6-kilometer long sandy beach right outside the town. The winds in Skälderviken bay make the beach an attractive resort for sailors, wave surfers and wind surfers.

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Östersund (Sweden)
Airport : Östersund Airport (ESNZ/OSD)

Connections : Stockholm (269 NM)
Aircraft : B712

Åre is a locality and one of the leading Scandinavian ski resorts situated in Åre Municipality, Jämtland County, Sweden with 1,417 inhabitants in 2010. It is however, not the seat of the municipality, which is Järpen. 25% of the municipal industry is based on tourism, most notably the downhill skiing and biking resorts in Åre and Storlien. The growth in tourism has resulted in the development of hotels, recreational and shopping opportunities in the area.

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