Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51 - Air transport

400 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
23 August 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Finnish flag carrier Finnair has announced that they start to recruit 100 new pilots and 300 new flight attendants during current and next year. Additionally, the company will offer permanent employment to 200 fixed term cabin crew employees.

The airline said that increased traffic with Asia required significant investments in cabin crew numbers. The growing Asian traffic has also increased the number of passengers in European routes from Helsinki.

At present Finnair employs 666 pilots and co-pilots and around 1,600 cabin staff. Total number of personnel is 9,700. In June, Finnair announced it was to cut 670 jobs in subsidiaries and support functions due to restructuring.


  • 22 August 2006: Kauppalehti


Eurofound (2006), Finnair, Business expansion in Finland, factsheet number 63966, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63966.