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Finnair postpones discontinuation of regional flights

Services to the cities of Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kemi and Kokkola were set to be cut from the end of March.

Kuvassa on Finnairin lentokone 27. lokakuuta 2020 Helsinki-Vantaan lentoasemalla.
Finnair previously announced that it would cease flights to five provincial airports at the end of March. Image: Silja Viitala / Yle

National airline Finnair has announced plans to continue flying to regional airports in Kajaani, Kemi, Kokkola, Joensuu and Jyväskylä until 18 April.

The company had previously said in September that it would end domestic commercial flights to the five regional airports after this winter season, which ends on 27 March.

In December, the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom imposed a public service obligation on the five routes in order to safeguard regional air connections during the current crisis in the travel industry.

Finnair’s extension of the services is aimed at ensuring air traffic to the five localities can continue uninterrupted.

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