Due to the low demand, the airline reduced its offer by more than half in October.
Finnair wanted to offer around 200 flights a day in October. Due to the demand, which is evidently developing weaker than expected, the Nordic airline is now stepping on the brakes: the airline will only offer 70 to 80 flights per day in the coming month. In comparison: In October 2019 Finnair operated around 350 flights per day.
“We want to maintain the links that are important to Finland with European centers and our main Asian destinations, as travel is essential for the Finnish business community,” said Ole Orvér, Finnair’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Since travel restrictions have a direct impact on demand, it is unfortunately not possible to implement the previously published traffic program.”
Finnair will fly to 42 destinations in October – however, the frequencies will be reduced on almost all routes. The start of flights to Bergen, Barcelona, Madrid, Saint Petersburg, Stuttgart, Tampere and Turku has also been postponed.
On long-haul routes, Finnair currently offers passenger flights to Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Shanghai. There are pure freight connections to New York and Singapore.