Finnair has announced it will cut normal capacity by 90%, beginning April 1, 2020, due to the impact on demand for air travel caused by the Coronavirus, the company said.
As of 1 April, Finnair will temporarily operate approximately 20 routes, ensuring certain critical air and cargo supply connections for Finland during this exceptional situation.
Finnair will start transitioning to the limited network immediately and will cancel between 1,500 to 2,000 flights from 16 March to 31 March.
Finnair is the flag carrier and largest airline of Finland, with its headquarters in Vantaa on the grounds of Helsinki Airport, its hub. Finnair and its subsidiaries dominate both domestic and international air travel in Finland. Its major shareholder is the government of Finland, which owns 55.8% of the shares.