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We are gradually transitioning to a limited network as of 16 March

Due to impacts from coronavirus outbreak on air travel, we start transitioning to the limited network and will cancel several flights from 16–31 March, the majority of flights as of 1 April. Please read more and see the list of cancelled and available routes.

First published on 16 March 2020

If you’ve booked a flight for 16 March - 30 June 2020, please read below instructions for what you can do now. Our customer service is currently heavily congested – if your flight departure is over 7 days from now, please contact us closer to your flight.

The coronavirus epidemic has had a severe impact on the demand for air travel, and several countries have set restrictions for travelling. We are now making substantial adjustments to our traffic and will cancel the majority of our flights temporarily as of 1 April until the situation improves. We start transitioning to the limited network immediately and will cancel several flights already from 16-31 March. We will cancel flights from our systems gradually, and at this stage, we are cancelling flights until the end of June.

Check the list of so far cancelled flights here. The list was last updated on 24 March at 2pm and includes also already earlier, before 16 March cancelled routes.

You’ll see the list of flights to be operated in April-June here. We will operate only the routes listed below. Please note that we will operate this traffic plan provided that there are no travel restrictions set by the authorities. If the situation improves, we will do our best to add flights and routes to our traffic plan. We aim to return to a normal traffic plan as soon as possible and will tell about it, when we know more.

  • Domestic Finland: Kuopio, Mariehamn, Oulu, Rovaniemi 
  • Europe: Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, Zürich. We will also fly to Copenhagen, Moscow, Oslo, St Petersburg and Tallinn once the travel restrictions to these destinations are lifted.  
  • Intercontinental flights: Tokyo from 3 May 2020 onwards

You can check the up-to-date flight information for the upcoming few days here.

We are extremely sorry about the disruption and uncertainty this situation causes you. We follow the situation closely and will update any new information on this page. 


DO THIS IF YOU HAVE A BOOKING FOR 16 MARCH - 30 JUNE

When your flight is cancelled

We are now cancelling flights from 16 March - 30 June from our systems, and you can check the list of cancelled flights here. When your flight is cancelled, we’ll contact you personally via SMS and/or e-mail. As the number of cancelled flights is high, we cancel the flights from our systems and send the cancellation messages gradually. This means it will take some time, even several weeks before you receive the message about your cancelled flight.

  • Please go to Manage booking and check that we have your current contact information so that we can reach you if your flight is cancelled. 
  • You can change your travel dates until 30 November 2020 without a change fee. If you haven’t received a message about a flight cancellation, you can go to Manage booking to change your travel dates yourself. After receiving the cancellation message, our customer service can change the travel dates for you. You can change your travel dates if
    • You made your booking via Finnair channels. 
    • You have a Finnair operated and marketed flight. 
    • There are available seats on your chosen new flight. 
    • You make the change before the departure of your original flight. Please note that you need to select new dates for your travel when making the change. 
    • Please note that the change in the ticket rules doesn’t apply to Finnair Holidays, Aurinkomatkat (Suntours) and other tour operators’ customers. 
    • If you have a group reservation, please contact your travel agency.
    • If you have purchased your ticket partly with Finnair Plus points or you have upgraded your flight with money or a tier benefit, please contact our customer service to change your travel dates.
  • You can apply for a refund for the unused part of your flight ticket just by filling in this online form, if your flight is on the cancelled flights list or you have received a cancellation message. When any of the flights in your booking (for example only the return flight) has been cancelled, you can apply for a refund for all the unused flights on the same ticket. We, unfortunately, have delays in the refund processing because of high refund application volumes. Our average handling time is approximately one month.
  • If your flight is cancelled but you still want to travel, we do our best to re-route to your destination with other Finnair flights. Please note that the availability of alternative flights is very limited at the moment.

When your flight is operated

  • You can check our traffic plan and flight schedules for 1 April – 30 June here.
  • You can change your travel dates through Manage booking without a change fee and travel until 30 November, 2020, if
    • You made your booking via Finnair channels. 
    • You have a Finnair operated and marketed flight. 
    • There are available seats on your chosen new flight. 
    • You make the change before the departure of your original flight. Please note that you need to select new dates for your travel when making the change. 
    • Please note that the change in the ticket rules doesn’t apply to Finnair Holidays, Aurinkomatkat (Suntours) and other tour operators’ customers. 
    • If you have a group reservation, please contact your travel agency.
    • If you have purchased your ticket partly with Finnair Plus points or you have upgraded your flight with money or a tier benefit, please contact our customer service to change your travel dates.
  • Please note that if we haven’t cancelled your flight but you wish to cancel your reservation, refund will be according to the ticket rule. 


CONTACTING OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE

If you booked your ticket through a travel agency, please contact them to make changes to your reservation or to apply for a refund. Our customer service is working hard to help you in this extremely exceptional situation. We have added agents to assist you, but unfortunately, the queuing times are long at the moment. We are very sorry about this. To ensure as smooth service as possible, please do the following. 

  • If you have a flight within 7 days, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • If your flight departs in over 7 days, please contact us closer to the departure.

You can check our contact information here. We are at your service also on Twitter @FinnairHelps, on our Facebook pages and via chat on finnair.com. Please avoid contacting us through several channels, as it congests the customer service further.


TRAVEL EXTRAS

If you purchased a travel extra and change your travel date, we will move the travel extra to your new flight if possible, otherwise, you can apply for a refund online for an undelivered service. Also, if your flight is cancelled, you can apply for a refund for any travel extras you had purchased and didn’t receive. 

You can see your passenger rights here.

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