Low-cost airline Ryanair is looking to move to Helsinki airport as it cuts flights from Tampere and Lappeenranta. The Irish operator would like to become a feeder airline for Finnair as it looks to open up routes across Asia.
A new poll carried out for Yle shows a huge drop in support for the Finns Party. The 4.3 percentage point fall in just one month is exceptional in Finnish polling history, and hits the populist party after a rebellion within the party over immigration policy.
The Finns Party needs to justify continued participation in government to its rank-and-file membership, according to one researcher. Spending cuts are the root cause of the party’s dramatic loss of support in the polls, says Erkka Railo, and the party leadership will need to persuade members to stay the course if they’re to remain in government.
Ilves coach Keith Armstrong has been fired after apparently deserting his team as they headed to an important Veikkausliiga game in Seinäjoki. His club says that they were not informed in advance about his decision, but Armstrong denies that claim and is threatening legal action.
The year's second worst month-to-date saw a decline in Finnish exports abroad, especially to Russia and China. Nevertheless, from January to August 2015, the trade surplus stood at 240 million euros, compared with a deficit of almost 1.8 billion euros during the same period a year ago.