Tuesday, 19 February, 2019

Snowfall forces Finnair to cancel 41 flights today

17 Jan 2019, 03:54 ( 1 Month ago) | updated: 17 Jan 2019, 03:57 ( 1 Month ago)

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Snow clearing works at Helsinki Airport. Photo Finavia.

Heavy snowfall is feared to cause limitations to air traffic and to slow down apron operations at Helsinki Airport on Thursday, said a press realease.

Finnair cancels several flights to ensure as smooth as possible operations in the challenging circumstances. In addition, delays are feared.

“We are following the situation closely and do our best to minimize the impacts of the difficult weather conditions on our customers. By cancelling some flights already now we aim to ensure smoother traffic tomorrow, and get all our customers to their destinations. We apologize for the inconvenience the cancellations may cause to our customers”, said Jaakko Schildt, Chief Operating Officer, Finnair.

Finnair has 346 flights on Thursday, and 41 of these are now cancelled.

The list of cancelled flights has been published on Finnair website.

Finnair contacts customers whose flights are disrupted directly via SMS or e-mail. Customers are advised to go to Manage booking on Finnair’s website or Finnair App and check that Finnair has their current contact information.

Customers whose flight is cancelled will be re-routed to their destinations. Re-routing may take time.

Finnair will contact customers directly after the re-routing has been finalized. The updated travel plan can also be found via Manage booking on Finnair website.

If the flight is cancelled, customers can also choose to change their travel date or apply for full refund for an unused flight ticket, the press release added.