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Finavia aims to minimize the effects of the air traffic controllers’ potential strike


The Finnish Air Traffic Controllers’ Association has announced to begin potentially an industrial action on Tuesday, August 13 at 8 am if the Service Sector Employers PALTA and Air Traffic Controllers are unable to reach an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. Currently air traffic controllers do not have a valid collective agreement.

Finavia aims to organize its operational activities so that the potential industrial action’s impact on air traffic would be as minimal as possible. Finavia’s primary aim is to secure international air traffic at Helsinki Airport and on key network airports in Finland. In addition, Finavia works to enable operation of the main domestic routes. During the potential strike the duties of air traffic controllers will be carried out by the air traffic control supervisors.

Finavia ensures that during potential industrial action air traffic is controlled in a safe manner. Finavia continues to carry out changes affecting air traffic services in a manner that does not in any way risk the safety of air traffic. Finnish Transport Safety Agency TraFi monitors Finavia’s activities.

Current flight details can be found on Finavia’s website. Passengers are also requested to follow information provided by airlines.


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