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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 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...

Finnair traffic performance in June 2020: -96%

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The COVID-19 pandemic impact was still clearly visible in the June traffic figures but the number of passengers more than doubled from May 2020...

Finnair announces re-opening of Helsinki Schengen lounge, onboard service changes and launch of passenger “ Clean Kit ” as part of ongoing ramp-up measures

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During the spring, Finnair has made numerous changes to its services at the airport to support the health of customers and employees at the...

State aid: European Commission approves €286 million Finnish measure to recapitalise Finnair

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The European Commission has approved Finnish plans to contribute to the recapitalisation of Finnair through the subscription of new shares by the State in...

Finnair traffic performance in May 2020: -97.9%, but 65% more than in April

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Although the COVID-19 pandemic impact was still clearly visible in the May traffic figures, the number of passengers increased and cargo-only flights more than...

Finnair boosts reliability of regional fleet with ATR Global Maintenance Agreement

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Finnair signs a 10-year maintenance contract with ATR for Nordic Regional Airlines’ fleet of 12 ATR 72-500 ATR and one of its long-standing customers, the...
Finnair Airbus A320

Finnair is ramping up its network from 1 July

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As the world begins to modify lockdown restrictions, Finnair has been working hard to develop a new look, post-coronavirus network. Having reduced operations from...

Finnair adds cargo capacity by removing seats from two Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft

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Finnair has modified two Airbus A330 aircraft for cargo use by removing economy class seats from the cabin. This way the freight can be...

Finnair introduces new measures on board and at the airport to protect the health of its customers

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Air travel will gradually start to recover as travel restrictions are lifted. To make flying as safe as possible, Finnair is preparing for gradually...

Finnair traffic performance in April 2020: -98.7%

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Finnair’s significant capacity reductions due to the coronavirus impact were clearly visible in all traffic figures In April, Finnair carried 16,100 passengers which is 98.7%...

Finnair Cargo builds an air bridge between Europe and Asia with converted Airbus A350 aircraft

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Passenger traffic has reduced to a minimum due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Finnair's air cargo is still operating during this exceptional period. This week, Finnair will fly more than ten return flights...

Finnair to deepen its cooperation with Juneyao Air

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Finnair and Shanghai-based Juneyao Air have signed a Letter of Intent to deepen their cooperation between China and Europe subject to required regulatory approvals. The aim is to...

Finnair Traffic Performance in March 2020: -56.4%

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Finnair’s traffic figures declined significantly in March year-on-year due to the coronavirus impact In March, Finnair carried 498,600 passengers, which is 56.4% less than in...