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Finnair cancels all flights to Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kokkola, Kemi in April

Published : 10 Mar 2020, 23:16

Updated : 10 Mar 2020, 23:22

  DF Report

Photo Airbus/Finnair.

National flag carrier Finnair is decreasing the seat capacity of its European traffic in April by over 20 percent, by cancelling altogether approximately 2,400 flights and by switching to smaller aircraft on certain routes due to the impact of the coronavirus situation.

Finnair has already cancelled approximately 1,400 flights from its network and is now further adjusting its network to the decreased demand, said an official press release. 

The airlines decided to cancel all flights to Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kokkola and Kemi in Finland between April 1 to April 30.

It also cancelled its flights to Bologna, Stuttgart, Split, Umeå and Venice between March 29 and April 30.

Finnair, however, will fly to Mariehamn with triangle flights via Bromma.

It is also reducing frequencies to several domestic and European destinations from March 29 and April 30.

The domestic routes where frequency will be reduced are Oulu, Joensuu, Kuopio, Turku and Vaasa.

The European routes where frequencies will be reduced are Gothenburg, Copenhagen,  Stockholm Bromma, Stockholm Arlanda, Moscow, Tallinn, Barcelona, Hamburg, Berlin, Warsaw, Brussels, Tromso,  Trondheim and Bergen.

Finnair will fly to St Petersburg and to Vilnius with ATR aircraft instead of Embraer 190 aircraft in April.

Flights that were scheduled to be operated with an Airbus 350 to Brussels will be operated with Airbus 321 aircraft in April, as is one of the two daily wide-body frequencies between Helsinki and London.

In addition to these, Finnair will cancel individual flights on some routes where load factors are very low due to the coronavirus situation.

Finnair will communicate flight cancellations directly to customers who have bookings on these flights. Customers can then either seek for a full ticket refund or postpone their travel by contacting Finnair’s customer services. 

In addition, Finnair is offering customers with bookings on Finnair flights full flexibility to change their travel dates without a change fee until November 30, 2020.