Internal restructuring
Manner-Suomi; Etelä-Suomi; Uusimaa
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.1 - Passenger air transport

290 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 March 2013
Employment effect (start)
2 May 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


Finnish air carrier Finnair has announced plans to reduce up to 310 of its approximately 900 technical service employees. The company has started negotiations with employee representatives on the proposed cuts. According to Finnair the proposed 310 redundancies in technical operations result from decisions to reduce its fleet and to stop providing maintenance services to other companies. Finnair's unions have criticized the proposed lay-offs. Following company announcement approximately 1,000 employees participated in a one-day walkout. The company has announced the possibility of re-employment measures with the support of Finnair’s Career Gate service.

The timeline for the restructuring plans is not yet available.

Updated, 02/05/2013: Finnair has concluded negotiations and announced 290 redundancies by the end of 2013.


  • 2 May 2013: YLE News
  • 14 March 2013: Taloussanomat
  • 14 March 2013: Finnair (press release)
  • 14 March 2013: YLE News


Eurofound (2013), Finnair Tekniikka, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 75099, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75099.