Finnair is reducing over half of its daily flights in October due to the restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Finnair reduces flights from its traffic program in October and flies approximately 70–80 daily flights instead of the previously planned approximately two hundred flights.

“We want to maintain critical connections for Finland to European centers and to our most important Asian destinations, as travel is vital for the Finnish business community,” Ole Orvér, Finnair’s chief commercial officer, said in a statement.“However, as travel restrictions have a direct impact on demand, operating the traffic program we published earlier is unfortunately not feasible.”

Finnair serves 42 destinations in October, but frequencies will be reduced on almost all routes. Route starts planned for October to destinations like Bergen, Barcelona, Madrid, St. Petersburg and Stuttgart will be postponed, as well as domestic destinations, Turku and Tampere.

Long-haul flights continue to focus on Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Shanghai, which are also important cargo destinations. A Nanjing route is operated during September and October. Finnair will also continue cargo-only flights to New York and Singapore.

Finnair continues to update its traffic program according to demand.

In October 2019, Finnair flew about 350 flights a day and had more than 100 destinations in Europe, Asia and North America.