PLANNED strikes by the Finnish Flight Attendants' Association and the Finnish Aviation Union from tomorrow will "paralyse" Finnair's flights.
The Finnish carrier today released a media statement warning that strikes on alternate days between November 15 and November 23 would "paralyse Finnair’s traffic almost completely".
“Negotiations are still ongoing and Finnair is hoping to reach an agreement and avoid the strike. However, Finnair already now has to cancel many flights to avoid congestion at Helsinki Airport in the event of a strike,” it said.
The two unions have also announced intentions to continue industrial action from November 27 to 30, and the airline is still analysing the present situation.
Passengers are advised to keep track of flight information on Finnair’s website and follow instructions given in the event of a cancelled flight.