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Business Travel Alert: Finnish Aviation Union’s strike threat is likely to impact on Finnair Flights

12th May 2015

Flight-Line-Travel-Alerts_250x390pxThe Finnish Aviation Union (FAU) has issued a strike warning for May 19 and 20, 2015, due to a dispute between unions. However, if carried out the FAU strike is expected to affect Finnair flight operations with possible flight cancellations. Currently, there is very limited information available and therefore we are unfortunately unable to provide an estimate what the impacts might be.

Business Travel Advice:

Plan extra time for your journey, and prepare for possible delays and cancellations

Check your flight status and media sources before you travel

To minimise the inconvenience to Finnair customers, the airline offers travellers to change their flights once free of charge under the following conditions:

  • Original travel dates are May 19 or 20
  • New travel dates are between May 15 and June 16 (excluding May 19 and 20)
  • Travellers can change their ticket to another Finnair operated destination, however in such cases the higher fare difference may be charged and lower fare difference may not be refunded.

According to the airline, no flights have been cancelled in relation to the strike threat yet.

Flightline Travel Management are following the situation and will update you with new information as they arise.

If you are concerned that your flight may be affected, please contact your dedicated Flight-Line business travel agents team.


To learn more about Flight-Line air business travel solutions and agency services, please speak to a business travel consultant by calling 0844 332 0174 or send an email at [email protected].

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