Finnair will cut capacity by 90% from 1 April,
maintaining what it calls “critical air connections for Finland”.
As of 1 April, Finnair will temporarily operate only approximately
20 routes and will start transitioning to the limited network
immediately, cancelling between 1,500 to 2,000 flights by 31
The adjustments will be in effect until the
“The coronavirus epidemic has decreased air travel
dramatically, but we want to maintain the most critical air
connections for Finland also in this exceptional situation,” said Topi Manner, Finnair’s CEO. “We continue to follow the situation
closely, adding routes and frequencies to the traffic program as
demand returns. We hope to be able to return to normal operations
as soon as the coronavirus situation alleviates. We are extremely
sorry about the disruption and uncertainty the situation is
causing to our customers and their travel plans. In this
situation, the capacity cuts are unavoidable – we cannot fly
customers in a situation where we may not be able to fly them back
As of 1 April, Finnair will operate the routes listed
below, with a limited number of weekly frequencies, provided that
there are no additional travel restrictions set by the
authorities. All flights on other routes are cancelled.
During the Easter travel season (early to mid
April) Finnair will also operate the following routes: Ivalo,
Finnair will also fly to Copenhagen, Moscow, Oslo,
St Petersburg, Riga and Tallinn once the travel restrictions to
these destinations are lifted.
The cancellations will be updated in Finnair
systems in phases, and at this stage Finnair cancels flights from
its systems until end of June 2020.
Decisions regarding tour operator flights are made
with the tour operator partners, and tour operators, including
Finnair’s own tour operator Aurinkomatkat, will communicate any
changes to their customers.
If a customer has made their booking via a
travel agent, they should contact the travel agent directly.