Finnair cuts flights to London and Frankfurt due to airport congestion

Finnair, amid a shortage of workers at Frankfurt and London (Heathrow) airports, is reducing flights to these cities, Marika Cortesalmi, an employee of the press service of the carrier, said.
“Finnair, among other airlines, under the threat of legal action from London Heathrow Airport, is required to limit the number of customers departing from Heathrow Airport due to heavy traffic during peak hours. Unfortunately, Finnair is forced to reduce the number of flights from 15 to 24 July and cancel the booking of some of our customers on London-Helsinki flights from 20 to 24 July,” Cortesalmi said.
In addition, due to restrictions imposed by London Heathrow Airport, it is currently not possible to book new London-Helsinki flights until September 11, a spokesman for the carrier clarified.
As the press service of Heathrow reported on July 12, due to a lack of staff, the airport will limit the number of passengers per day at the level of 100,000 people.
Similar measures were taken at Frankfurt Airport, where in mid-July they limited the capacity of the air gate to 88 take-offs and landings per hour.
“At this stage, Finnair cannot comment on the impact of the restrictions imposed by Frankfurt on its operations,” Cortesalmi explained the situation.
London-Heathrow is the largest aviation hub in Europe, Finnair’s most popular connection destination, which operates five daily flights a day, including long-haul A350s. Heathrow is also the base airport for British Airways, as well as Finnair, which is part of the OneWorld alliance.