HELSINKI, FINLANDFinnair joins other European airlines and suspends its flights in Russian airspace for one week. With this action, Finnair prepares for the possible upcoming regulatory changes.

Finnair cancels its passenger and/or cargo flights to Seoul, Osaka, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Guangzhou in Asia and to Moscow and St Petersburg in Russia between 28 February and 6 March. Flights to Hongkong were canceled until the end of March already earlier.

Finnair continues to operate passenger and/or cargo flights to Bangkok, Phuket, Singapore, and Delhi but reroutes the flights to avoid Russian airspace. This lengthens the flight times by approximately one hour. Finnair flies to Bangkok and Phuket also from Stockholm Arlanda in addition to Helsinki.

The decision on Russian airspace usage after March 6 will be made later as the possible regulatory changes clarify.