I know that many of you are fans of Finnair’s flights between Europe, Scandinavia and Asia.
Therefore readers ought to be aware of the flight alterations being made by Finnair in February.
These alterations are, according to Finnair, because of staff sickness rather than the cuts being made by Lufthansa and British Airways which are down to reduced travel demand.
We are reducing our traffic programme in Feb by 20% as increasing sick leaves take their toll. The majority of the cancelled flights are on routes where we operate multiple daily flights, so we can usually offer an alternative flight on the same day. https://t.co/QeKkKieBxS pic.twitter.com/pz7NwpiUyo
— Finnair (@Finnair) January 12, 2022
There will be flight cuts on several European routes including Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Paris and Rome. (Note: The UK is not mentioned here but best check as it’s a fluid situation).
Long-haul alternations include Dallas, Nagoya, Osaka, Hong Kong and Singapore. Finnair’s new Dallas service will be postponed to March 27, while flights to Nagoya and added frequencies to Osaka will move to summer 2022.
Ole Orver, CCO of Finnair, commented:
“Sick leave is now impacting Finnair and airports in Finland as well as throughout the world.
“We aim to meet these resourceful challenges through the cancellation of flights, to avoid last minute changes and better manage our customer expectations.”
Finnair recommends customers check their flight status using “Manage Booking” or via the Finnair mobile app.
See our recent report regarding Lufthansa and its flight cuts.
Also note that British Airways is suspending three US routes for the duration of the winter months.