Finnish aviation labor union joins a support strike scheduled for Monday that will affect flight activity at Finnish airports.
Finnair has already canceled some flights scheduled for Sunday and Monday, and there will be more cancellations on Monday if the strike will go forwards. There are last-minute negotiations on-going.
You can access Finnair’s page for strike information here.
Here’s the press release from Finnair:
The Finnish Aviation Labour Union (IAU) has informed about a possible support strike related to the labour dispute at Posti, Finnish postal service, for Monday 25 November. The support strike would affect many of our critical operations including ground handling and customer service at Helsinki Airport, as well as our catering and technical operations. Finnair is not a party in the dispute in question.
To prepare for the possible support strike, we must cancel 8 flights on Sunday 24 November and 16 flights on Monday 25 November. We are very sorry for the inconvenience and harm this causes you.
If the support strike threat has not been removed on Sunday, we will need to start cancelling more flights scheduled for Monday as well. We are following the situation closely and will update new information on this page in Sunday evening 24 November. You can also check up to date flight information here.
If you have a booking on any of the disrupted flights, we’ll contact you personally via SMS and/or e-mail. Please go to Manage booking or Finnair App and check that we have your current contact information, so that we can reach you in a case of disruption.
Your options, if your flight is cancelled
- We do our best to re-route you to your destination as soon as possible. As availability of alternative flights is limited, re-routing may be difficult and take time. Thank you for your patience. After we’ve re-routed your journey, you can find your updated travel plan via Manage booking. If you wish to make changes to your re-routing, we kindly ask you to contact Finnair Customer Service or your travel agency.
- You can change your travel date and choose to travel between 26 November and 1 December on flights operated by Finnair or Norra, if there is availability in your original travel class. You can change your reservation by contacting Finnair Customer Service or your travel agency.
- If changing flight date or re-routing is not suitable for your travel plan, you can also apply for full refund for your unused flight ticket.
For further information, you can contact our Customer Service or your travel agency. We are at your service also on Twitter @FinnairHelps, in our Facebook pages and via chat on finnair.com. We are sorry that our Customer Service may be congested.
You can check your passenger rights here.
Here are the canceled flights:
The following flights are cancelled on Sunday 24 November:
- Helsinki – Hong Kong (AY101)
- Helsinki – Beijing Daxing (AY81)
- Helsinki – Kuopio (AY379)
- Helsinki – Kajaani (AY419)
- Helsinki – Joensuu (AY349)
- Helsinki – Jyväskylä (AY289)
- Helsinki – Tampere (AY269)
- Helsinki – Kuopio (AY375)
The following flights are cancelled on Monday 25 November:
- Hong Kong – Helsinki (AY102)
- Beijing Daxing – Helsinki (AY82)
- Kuopio – Helsinki (AY380)
- Kajaani – Helsinki (AY420)
- Joensuu – Helsinki (AY350)
- Jyväskylä – Helsinki (AY290)
- Tampere – Helsinki (AY270)
- Kuopio – Helsinki (AY376)
- Kokkola – Helsinki (AY400)
- Vaasa – Helsinki (AY322)
- Turku – Helsinki (AY230)
- Tartu – Helsinki (AY1046)
- Moscow – Helsinki (AY720)
- St Petersburg – Helsinki (AY704)
- Stockholm – Helsinki (AY826)
- Tallinn – Helsinki (AY1036)
Finnair and the aviation sector as a whole are not part of the original labor dispute. Several unions are joining to support a strike that affects Finnish postal workers.
The flights above, mostly domestic, are canceled even if the strike is canceled at the last minute.
Passengers scheduled to fly on Finnair or to/from Finnish airports on any airline should check their itineraries to see if there have been changes.