Finnair To Cancel 550 Flights from Helsinki Due to Political Strike

Finnair To Cancel 550 Flights from Helsinki Due to Political Strike
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Finnair has this week revealed that 550 flights from it’s hub in Helsinki will be cancelled due to an upcoming political strike on February 1-2.

In it’s normal traffic program, the Finnish carrier normally operates around 280 flights per day, with most of these set to be cancelled.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Finnair To Cancel 550 Flights from Helsinki Due to Political Strike…


Finnair To Cancel 550 Flights from Helsinki Due to Political Strike
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It is understood the process of beginning the cancellation of such flights have started today (January 30), with customers due to be offered alternative routings from Helsinki due to these strikes causing cancelled flights by Finnair.

Jari Paajanen, Vice President, Finnair Operations Control Center had this to say on the upcoming disruption:

“We have already given customers the opportunity to change their travel dates on Finnair flights. From January 30 onwards we start rerouting customers, using also other airlines’ flights”.

“We will do our very best to offer a suitable flight option to as many customers as possible, but the number of alternative flights is limited”.

“We ask customers to kindly wait for the rerouting from us, as our customer service team is busier than usual and queue times can be long.”  

“It is unfortunate that the political strike will affect so many customers’ travel. We will work in close collaboration with our partners to ensure that after the strike, our flight operations can again commence as smoothly as possible,”

All eyes will be in Helsinki to see what the disruption will look like for such passengers using Finnair.

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