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Finnair Reduces Its October Flight Schedule Due To Weak Demand

Published on Sep 13 2020 10:00 AM in General Industry tagged: Trending Posts / Finnair

Finnair Reduces Its October Flight Schedule Due To Weak Demand

Finnair will fly approximately 70 to 80 flights daily in October instead of the approximately 200 flights it had planned due to weak demand, the Finnish national carrier has said.

"The demand for air travel in Finnair's network has recovered slowly due to the development of the corona pandemic and related travel restrictions," Finnair said in a statement.

In July and August, Finnair reopened routes to some of its destinations in Europe and in Asia.

Reduced Frequency On Almost All Routes

Finnair said that it will continue to serve 42 destinations in October but the frequency will be reduced on almost all routes, whereas in October a year earlier it flew approximately 350 flights a day to more than 100 destinations in Europe, Asia and North America.

"We want to maintain critical connections for Finland to European centres and to our most important Asian destinations, as travel is vital for the Finnish business community," Finnair's chief commercial officer, Ole Orvér, said.

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