Finnair prepares for strike

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP September 17, 2015 19:30

Finnair prepares for strike

Due to the nation-wide demonstration by Finnish labour unions on Friday, Finnair has cancelled 16 domestic flights. Finnair intends to fly all its other flights, but has warned that considerable delays on flights can be expected on Friday, due to the limited operational capability of the airport.

Finnair has over 350 flights on Friday September 18, and 15 of these are now cancelled. Finnair will also cancel one flight from Thursday. Additional cancellations are still possible during Friday.

The most significant bottle neck to the operations of Helsinki-Vantaa airport on Friday will be the transportation services to the apron, which according to the Transport Workers’ Union AKT will be stopped during 06:00-22:00 EET. This slows down the transportation of passengers to the aircraft.

“We are extremely sorry about the trouble and uncertainty this situation causes our customers. We will do our best to get our customers to their destinations as planned. I want to thank our customers for their patience and understanding in this difficult situation,” says Janne Tarvainen, Head of Operational Control Center, Finnair.

On Tuesday September 15, Finnair offered customers the possibility to change their flights away from Friday. When a flight is cancelled, Finnair tries to look for alternative flights, but rerouting options are unfortunately limited. Customers can also apply for a full refund for a cancelled flight.

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP September 17, 2015 19:30