Ground services crew went on strike for four hours on Friday, causing Finnair to cancel more than a hundred flights. An Yle reporter on the ground reported that the country's busiest airport, Helsinki, was considerably quieter than it is on a normal weekend.
Airport operator Finavia had urged travellers to arrive on time and prepare for delays. Finnair claims the dispute is costing the company more than a million euros, and the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) has criticised support strikes taking place at the same time.
Talks to resolve the dispute are scheduled for Monday.