18-Nov-2009 8:41 AM

Finnair pilots' strike ended - flights back to normal by Friday

Finnair announced (17-Nov-2009) it and the Finnish Airline Pilots' Association (SLL), which represents Finnair's pilots, have accepted a settlement proposal submitted today by National Conciliator. In addition to a 5% wage reduction, the parties will pursue a 13% cut in unit costs. Finnair has also committed to a year-long redundancy protection provision. The pilots' strike has ended and traffic is expected to return to normal by Friday. Altogether Finnair has cancelled over 500 flights because of the strike, affecting more than 40,000 passengers. [more]