Wednesday October 05, 2022

Heathrow´s legal threat forces Finnair to reduce passengers to London

Published : 20 Jul 2022, 22:47

Updated : 20 Jul 2022, 22:51

  DF Report

Airbus A350 aircraft. Photo: Finnair.

National flag carrier Finnair is forced to reduce seats on its London-Helsinki flights from 15-24 July following the threat of legal action from Heathrow Airport, said Finnair in a release on Wednesday.

Finnair, among other airlines, under the threat of legal action from London Heathrow Airport, is required to limit the number of passengers departing from Heathrow Airport due to heavy congestion at peak times.

“Finnair is unfortunately forced to reduce flight capacity on 15-24 July and cancel some of our customers’ bookings on London-Helsinki flights on 20-24 July. Also, due to limitations set by London Heathrow Airport, new London-Helsinki flights until 11 September 2022 cannot be booked currently,” said the release.

The airline authority said that it is very sorry for the inconvenience and harm this situation may cause passengers.

Finnair will contact the passengers personally via SMS and/or e-mail, if there are changes to reservations.

The authority is also re-routing the passengers to destinations as soon as possible.

The availability of alternative flights, however, is currently very limited.

Passengers also can apply for a refund online for unused flight ticket.