Finnair cancels flights to Russia for 1 week
National flag carrier Finnair on Sunday decided to suspend its flights in Russian airspace for one week, said the airline in the press release in the afternoon.
Finnair cancels its passenger and/or cargo flights to Moscow and St Petersburg in Russia and to Seoul, Osaka, Tokyo, Shanghai and Guangzhou in Asia from 28 February to 6 March.
Flights to Hongkong were cancelled until the end of March already earlier.
Finnair continues to operate passenger and/or cargo flights to Bangkok, Phuket, Singapore and Delhi but reroutes the flights to avoid Russian airspace.
This lengthens the flight times by about one hour.
The airline authority communicates flight cancellations directly to the passengers who have bookings on the cancelled flights and does its best to reroute customers to their destinations on other flights.
Customers can also apply for a full refund for the unused ticket.
In addition, Finnair has made changes to its refund policy. Customers can cancel their flight and apply for a refund if they have a flight to South Korea, Japan or China between 27 February and 13 March.
A full refund is possible for flights to Russia for the time being.
The decision on Russian airspace usage after March 6 will be made later as the possible regulatory changes clarify.