Finnish Aviation Union's strike threat withdrawn, Finnair flights operate normally

Finnish Aviation Union has withdrawn the threat of a support strike, which would have had significant impacts on Finnair and its subcontractors among others, and the parties to the dispute have reached an agreement.

‒ We are happy to see that the negotiating parties have reached an agreement in this dispute, which Finnair was not involved in. I am glad that our customers can now prepare for their flights next week without having to worry about a strike threat impacting their travel plans, says Ville Iho, Finnair Chief Operating Officer.

‒ We are sorry about the uncertainty this situation may have caused to our customers. Thankfully the strike threat has now been withdrawn. 

Customers who made changes to their flights due to the strike threat can, if they wish, change their flights back to the original flights, by contacting Finnair customer service at +358 10 80 40 60 (open 24/7). Finnair also serves customers on Twitter @FinnairHelps and on Finnair Facebook pages. We apologize for the possible waiting times at our customer service, as they deal with the incoming change requests.

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