Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Norra pilots strike likely to hamper Finnair regional flights

01 Dec 2018, 02:13 ( 12 days ago)

DF Report
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National flag carrier Finnair may bring changes to its domestic and regional flights today due to Norra pilots' industrial action.

Norra’s pilot union FAPA ry. has informed about industrial action regarding standby work for its pilots as of Dec 1, said a Finnair press release.

Norra operates many of Finnair’s domestic and regional flights.

Due to the industrial action, Finnair prepares for changes in domestic and regional flights in December. Flight cancellations are possible.

To minimize the impacts to customers’ travel plans, Finnair leases an ATR aircraft with pilots and cabin crew from Danish DAT. The leased aircraft will be used to flights that might otherwise be cancelled.

”We apologize for the inconvenience this situation may cause to our customers. We do our best to ensure that our customers get to their destinations smoothly,” said Jaakko Schildt, Chief Operating Officer, Finnair.

Finnair communicates about the cancellations and changes in carrier directly to customers affected via SMS and/or e-mail.

If a flight is cancelled, Finnair re-routes customers to their destinations. Customers can also choose to change the travel date +/- 2 days of the original date or apply for full refund for an unused ticket, the press release added.

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