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Finnair is the flag carrier and largest airline of Finland, with its headquarters in Vantaa and its main hub at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Finnair and its subsidiaries dominate both domestic and international air travel in Finland. Its major shareholder is the government of Finland, with 55.8% of the shares. Finnair is a member of the Oneworld airline alliance. In 2015, it transported over 10 million passengers to over 60 European, 13 Asian and 4 North-American destinations. As of January 2016, the airline employed 4,817 people.

Finnair is the fifth oldest airline in the world with uninterrupted existence. With no fatal or hull-loss accidents since 1963, Finnair is consistently on the list of safest airlines in the world (#3 in 2014).

Finnair serves up its signature blueberry juice for grounded customers

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Finnair is bringing its famous signature blueberry juice drink to travel-thirsty grounded customers by making it available to buy in supermarkets across Finland. The hugely...

A picture is worth a thousand words (part eleven): aircraft stored at Prague Airport, Czech Republic

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The end of November is quickly approaching and the coronavirus pandemic is still battering around the globe. The travel industry is therefore forced to...
Finnair Airbus A320

Finnair cancels Brussels-Kittilä route before it starts

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In March 2020, Finnair proudly announced it would launch a new route from Brussels Airport to Kittilä, a Finnish town north of the Arctic...

Finnair defers three Airbus A350 deliveries as a part of its rebuild programme

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Finnair has concluded an agreement with Airbus that the deliveries of the remaining three committed A350-900 aircraft will be postponed, as anticipated in connection...

Finnair traffic performance in October 2020: -92%

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The COVID-19 pandemic impact was clearly visible in the October traffic figures, cargo demand still strong In October, Finnair carried 100,800 passengers, which is 92.0%...

Complimentary coronavirus cover for Finnair customers takes off

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Finnair is offering complimentary COVID-19 insurance cover for customers departing from Finland for the first time. Finnair Corona Cover, which launches today, provides extra protection...
Finnair Airbus A320

Finnair increases its savings target to 140 million euros of permanent cost base reductions by 2022 onwards

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On 20 May 2020, Finnair announced that it was targeting nearly 80 million euros in permanent cost base reductions by 2022, compared to 2019...

Airpro and Aviator replace Swissport as handling partners for Finnair at Helsinki Airport

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Finnair has reached an agreement with Airpro and Aviator Finland on ground handling services at Helsinki Airport. In the future, the new partners will...

Finnair Cargo is ready for the Covid-19 vaccine challenge

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Finnair Cargo is preparing to carry Covid-19 vaccines. Several pharmaceutical companies have stated they are in the latter stages of testing a vaccine for...

Finnair cuts approximately 700 jobs, long-term temporary layoffs continue for thousands of Finnair employees

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Finnair has completed the co-operation process started in September on its plans to reduce up to 1,000 jobs, to make other structural changes and...

Finnair traffic performance in September 2020: -91%

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The COVID-19 pandemic impact was clearly visible in the September traffic figures, cargo demand still strong In September, Finnair carried 115,500 passengers, which is 91.0%...

Finnair reduces frequencies to its 51 destinations in Europe and Asia in the winter, increases destinations for summer 2021

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Finnair has trimmed its flight schedule for the winter season in line with customer demand, while planning to boost frequencies during spring 2021. The update...

Finnair makes deep cuts in October flights, maintains critical connections for Finland

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Finnair has updated its traffic programme for October. The demand for air travel in Finnair’s network has recovered slowly due to the development of the corona pandemic and related travel restrictions, and...

Finnair traffic performance in August 2020: -86%

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The COVID-19 pandemic impact remained clearly visible in the August traffic figures, cargo demand still strong In August, Finnair carried 193,000 passengers, which is 85.8%...

Finnair re-opens operations to Nanjing for September and October with a weekly frequency

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Finnair has received permission from Chinese authorities to operate one weekly flight between Helsinki and Nanjing as of 11 September. The route will be...

Finnair targets 100 million euros cost base reductions, plans to reduce 1,000 jobs

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Finnair increases its savings target to approximately 100 million euros of permanent cost base reductions by 2022 onwards, superseding the previously announced target On 20...

Finnair cuts frequencies in Europe in September due to travel restrictions – more flights to Lapland

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Finnair will fly fewer frequencies to European destinations in September than previously planned. Many countries have imposed new travel restrictions in recent weeks due...

Finnair traffic performance in July 2020: -90.0%

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The COVID-19 pandemic impact was still clearly visible in the July traffic figures, cargo demand was fairly strong In July, Finnair carried 145,300 passengers, which...

Finnair re-opens operations to Shanghai with weekly flights as of 23 July

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Finnair has received permission from Chinese authorities to begin operating one weekly flight as of 23 July between Helsinki and Shanghai with its Airbus A350 aircraft. The flight schedule will be published in all Finnair...

Finland reopens borders with several countries on 13 July: Finnair serves over 30 destinations

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As of 13 July, Finland will open its borders for all travel from e.g. Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Slovakia and Switzerland, and allows work-related travel from China, Japan and Thailand as of July 13. Travellers from these...

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