Tuesday. 27.02.2024

Finnair's traffic performance plummeted again in November due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the air transport sector.

Last month, the Finnish flag carrier transported 85,000 passengers, which was 92.2% less than in the corresponding period of 2019 and 15.6% less than in October, according to a press release issued by Finnair.

The company blames this situation on the "impact of covid-19, including the exceptionally strict travel restrictions imposed by Finland."

The collapse of the Finnish air traffic business was especially visible in the figures for the North Atlantic market, which had no scheduled flights in November.

Asian passenger traffic plunged 98%

Passenger numbers decreased in Asian traffic by 98.3%, in North Atlantic traffic by 100%, in European traffic by 93.8% and in domestic traffic by 80.3%.

The overall capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASK) decreased in November by 88.9% year-on-year. Finnair operated 81 daily flights (cargo-only included) on average which was 23.4% compared to November 2019.


Available scheduled cargo ton kilometers decreased by 85.9% year-on-year and revenue scheduled cargo ton kilometers decreased by 80.4%, both due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on scheduled flights.

However, cargo related available ton kilometers decreased by 56.8% and revenue ton kilometers only by 38.8% as they both include also the cargo-only flights operated between Europe and Asia as well as Europe and North America.

Cargo-only tons were up by 124.1% and the total cargo tons by 54% from October 2020 due to a very strong demand for the cargo capacity especially in Asia.

Finnair's passenger traffic plummeted 92% in November