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

450 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
4 December 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Finnish airline carrier Finnair is to hire 450 new employees in early 2016. This recruitment campaign is the largest in the company's history. 100 new pilots, 300 new cabin crew employees and 50 new customer service employees will be hired in Finland. Finnair has previously recruited 70 pilots and 130 cabin attendants in 2015 and the company aims to double its traffic from Europe to Asia in 2020 in comparison to 2010. A total of 1000 new job positions are anticipated by the end of 2020. Two thirds of the new employees manning the Europe-Asia flights will be hired from the Finish labour force.

In 2014 ERM reported on outsourcing of 540 Finnair employees from Finland to Hong Kong and Singapore.


  • 4 December 2015: ESS.fi
  • 4 December 2015: Company press release


Eurofound (2015), Finnair, Business expansion in Finland, factsheet number 85808, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/85808.