Recent Finnair flight delays and cancellations

Finnair flight delay compensation experts

Finnair is the national airline for Finland, carrying over 10 million passenger a year – unfortunately, due to the high volume of flights, it is inevitable that passengers will occasionally suffer flight delays with Finnair. According to the Civil Aviation Authority’s Finnair flight delay statistics for the whole 2016, there was an average delay time of 10 minutes for Finnair flights departing the UK. There were only 4 instances of delays exceeding 3 hours.

If passengers are inconvenienced by a Finnair flight delay for over 3 hours, they will become entitled to compensation unless “extraordinary circumstances” impacted Finnair’s ability to operate the flight in question.

Anyone that has had Finnair flights cancelled, delayed or diverted in the last 6 years may be eligible to claim between £220 and £540 in compensation for the inconvenience caused.

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Finnair flight delay information

With an extensive archive of Civil Aviation Authority data at their disposal, our claim handlers can examine the status of flights going back several years. Find the latest Finnair flight delays information below.

Live flight delays and cancellations

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Making it easy for you to claim flight compensation from Finnair

Knowledge of previous Finnair flight delay claims

If you are left stranded by Finnair flight disruption, compensation can be claimed quickly thanks to the experience and know-how of the dedicated team at Flight Delay Claims 4 U.

  • UK-based claims advisors

    Our highly-trained claims advisors are poised to provide all the guidance and support required when claiming compensation for Finnair flight cancellations, delays and diversions

  • Expert knowledge of EU regulations

    Claimants can take advantage of the wide array of expertise offered by our trusted legal partners as well as the advice and admin support of in-house claim handlers

  • Access to Finnair flight delay history and detailed weather reports

    If necessary, our claims team can examine years of historical flight data to support your claim. Additionally, in cases where there have been Finnair flight delays due to weather, a detailed assessment of the conditions can be used to prove that they were not “extraordinary” or “wholly exceptional”.

EU governance of Finnair delayed flights compensation

As the flag-carrier airline of Finland, Finnair must adhere to the same flight compensation regulations as all another airlines that base their operations in the EU.

EU flight compensation regulations permit passengers to pursue compensation for a flight delay Finnair has caused in the last 6 years. As much as £540 can be claimed but the regulations will only apply to a Finnair flight delayed by 3 hours or more.

If you are delayed by 3 or more hours with Finnair, EU flight delay compensation can be claimed on your behalf by a specialist solicitor.

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When choosing us to make your claim against Finnair, flight delay compensation will be pursued by qualified legal professionals. The amounts paid range between £220 and £540 – compensation is awarded per passenger, so if you wish to add other travellers to your claim, please let us know by including their details on your Finnair compensation claim form.

How to claim flight delay compensation from Finnair

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Finnair fly to more than 130 destinations worldwide and depart from 3 major UK airports – a busy schedule such as this means that there will some instances where travellers will suffer a Finnair flight delay of 3 hours or more.

Many passengers have suffered Finnair flight delays at UK airports in recent years; if you were one of them, please get in touch with Flight Delay Claims 4 U to find how much you could be owed in compensation for your flight delay with Finnair.

Each year, Finnair fly over 10 million passengers to destinations in 37 countries across Europe, Asia and North America, it is therefore vital for us to have accurate information regarding your flight in particular so that we can assess the details of your case promptly and initiate a Finnair flight compensation claim on your behalf.

We’ll take care of every aspect of your claim – including the appointment of an expert lawyer to impose your passenger rights and pursue Finnair for delayed flight compensation.

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  1. You provide flight information
  2. Our claims advisors respond
  3. A solicitor enforces your passenger rights
  4. We retrieve your delayed flight compensation from Finnair

Finnair compensation claims process

Flight details submitted

All the information we need in order to start a claim can be obtained from your Finnair delay compensation form – the more detail you provide, the easier it will be for us to successfully retrieve compensation.

Case assessment

Our team of dedicated claim handlers are happy to assist by providing valuable advice as well assessing your case and proposing next steps. An early assessment is critical in order to resolve Finnair flight claims in a timely manner.

Passenger rights enforced

Our respected legal partners will designate a specialist solicitor to enforce your Finnair compensation rights in accordance with EU regulations.

Compensation retrieved

Once they have received the letter from your solicitor requesting EU flight compensation, Finnair will either propose an immediate settlement amount or reject the claim completely. In situations where the latter occurs, your legal representative can initiate legal action to recover compensation. It is not compulsory for claimants to attend the court hearing themselves – your solicitor will contest the case entirely on your behalf.

When compensation is successfully obtained from Finnair, a small representation fee gets deducted before the money you are owed is swiftly transferred to your account by a member of our payments processing team.

  • Collect information to support your claim
  • Request meal vouchers as entitled
  • Retain documents relating to your Finnair flight
  • Take pictures of the situation

What should I do if my Finnair flight was delayed?

Gather relevant information to support your Finnair EU compensation claim

Various bits of information relating to flight delays Finnair have caused can be used as supporting evidence.

Airline announcements and other information given to you by Finnair staff could help build a picture of the situation and prove helpful in presenting the strongest possible claim for compensation. Be sure to note down as much as you can so that it is easier for you to recall when discussing the case with our claims team.

Request assistance

If you’ve had a Finnair flight delayed by 2 hours or more, you will qualify for the standard assistance that flight operators are required to provide under EU Regulation 261/2004. Meal vouchers can be requested as soon as 2 hours have elapsed, and if required, it’s also possible to demand overnight accommodation and ground transportation.

Retain airline documents

When approaching Finnair for late flight compensation, your designated solicitor will look to compile as much documentation as possible as to validate your claim. Important documents include flight tickets, boarding passes and vouchers – it’s recommended that you make copies of these if possible in case they are lost or unreturned.

Capture photos and video evidence

Keeping a visual record of circumstances can also bolster your Finnair flight delay claim. Such evidence can be especially valuable for passenger that are claiming Finnair compensation for weather-related flight disruption – photographs and video capturing the actual extent of the weather conditions in question can negate any subsequent claims of “extraordinary circumstances” that are made by Finnair and their representatives.

Our Finnair flight delay claim experience

Expert legal advice and representation

Flight Delay Claims 4 U are able to call on the support of respected legal partners to provide expert lawyers with an in-depth knowledge of EU legislation and Finnair compensation rules.

Finnair flight delay compensation solicitors

All of our clients will receive market-leading legal representation – by partnering with well-established law firms that boast a history of successful compensation claims, we are able to ensure that claimants stand the best chance of attaining Finnair compensation for delayed flights that they’ve suffered in the last 6 years.

Support at every stage of your claim

Diligent claims advisors will look after your claim as it transitions through the various phases. They are happy to answer any questions you may have and updates will be given to inform as to how your claim is progressing. All claim handling colleagues have received specialist training and will dedicate themselves to successfully retrieving Finnair delay compensation on your behalf.

The claim handlers at Flight Delay Claims 4 U know exactly how to claim flight delay compensation for Finnair passengers. Their in-depth knowledge of EU regulations and claimant eligibility has been gained from working on just like yours.

This knowledge can also be supplemented by detailed weather assessments and Civil Aviation Authority flight data if required.

The help of a specialist solicitor will be sought to handle the legal aspects of your claim, so there is no need for you to worry about the complexities of eligibility criteria and Finnair’s flight delay policy.

Appointing a legal professional is a crucial step when looking to retrieve Finnair compensation for delays that have caused significant travel disruption. The lawyer chosen to represent you will be comfortable taking on your case thanks to their experience of pursuing flight operators such as Finnair for delayed departure compensation.

Your solicitor’s aim will always be to obtain an early settlement from the airline. Despite this, Finnair will sometimes reject or ignore a claim. This doesn’t mean that your case is a failure though – by bringing legal action against Finnair, compensation for delayed flights may be attainable through a favourable court judgement.

However, by bringing legal action against Finnair, compensation for delayed flights may be attainable through a favourable court judgement.

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Finnair compensation amounts

The amount of EU flight compensation Finnair pay will depend on the flight distance and delay duration. A breakdown of potential payments is shown below:

Compensation Table

Amounts set by EU Regulations 261/2004
Flight distance Delay on arrival (hours) Compensation
Up to 1,500km 3 or more £226†/€250
1,500km - 3,500km 3 or more £361†/€400
Over 3,500km‡ 3 to 4 £271†/€300
Over 3,500km‡ 4 or more £540†/€600

For distances of greater than 3,500km, for the higher amount of compensation the journey will need to have departed from an EU (European) airport and be delayed on arrival in a Non-EU airport (Such as Manchester to Diagoras.) The airline is eligible to apply a 50% flat reduction on compensation awarded if the delay was between 3 and 4 hours.

Your claim will be settled at the Euro equivalent on the exchange rate at the time of the delay, or on the date your claim is settled
(This will depend on the airline).

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Finnair compensation for cancelled flights

Finnair compensation for cancelled flights

Petra Donaldson Basingstoke

My friend and I received compensation for our Finnair flight cancellations today. If I’m honest, I found the Finnair flight cancellations policy a little bemusing, so it was great to have the support of a really helpful claims advisor to guide us through our claim. Thanks again so much guys!

Finnair overbooked flight compensation

Finnair overbooked flight compensation

Reuben Carthew Chester

Having been denied boarding at Manchester Airport I decided to make a claim with Flight Delay Claims 4 U. The process was quick and simple – my legal representative was able to prove that no extraordinary circumstances were to blame for the Finnair overbooking and compensation was recovered.

Finnair cancelled flight compensation

Finnair cancelled flight compensation

Lorraine Michaels Stafford

I claimed cash compensation in addition to the Finnair flight cancellation refund I was given at the airport. My claim was initially rejected by the airline but the case went to court – the solicitor in charge of my claim was brilliant and managed to obtain £220 in Finnair flight cancellation compensation.



Frequently Asked Questions

Should I seek advice before making a Finnair flight cancellation claim?

Yes – EU regulations can be difficult to understand, so it is recommended that you enlist the help of flight compensation experts. If you are thinking of requesting compensation from Finnair, cancelled flight advice can be obtained by getting in touch with the team at Flight Delay Claims 4 U.

Will a lawyer contact Finnair to claim for delayed flights on my behalf?

Yes, all of our clients will receive expert legal representation. Simply go online and complete a Finnair delayed flight compensation form today – your claim handler will pass your case on to one of our trusted legal partners who can submit a formal compensation request to Finnair’s representatives.

Are there any claim restrictions that I need to be aware of?

Yes, according to the legislation that governs EU airlines such as Finnair, claims for delayed flights must be made within 6 years of the scheduled departure date.

Finnair contacted me three weeks before my flight to say it had been cancelled – can I claim compensation?

No – unfortunately, passengers are not able to claim cancelled flight compensation if Finnair given them at least two weeks’ notice.

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What happens once my Finnair flight cancellation claim has been submitted?

Your case may need to go to court to obtain compensation for cancelled flights if Finnair reject your initial claim. However, the majority of cases that we work on result in an early settlement being reached without the need for legal action.

My Finnair flight was cancelled – how will I know if I’m eligible to claim compensation?

To qualify for Finnair compensation, cancelled flights need to have caused an arrival delay of at least 3 hours.

What is the difference between flight compensation and a Finnair delayed flight refund?

Cash compensation claims will be independent of Finnair’s flight delay refund policy. Any refunds offered will be to reimburse the cost of a ticket, whereas Finnair flight compensation is for the inconvenience experienced.

Do Finnair pay compensation in vouchers or cash?

Under EU regulations, you are entitled to monetary compensation. When requesting compensation from Finnair, delayed flight vouchers may be offered, but we recommend that you pursue a cash settlement instead.

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Will I be compensated for a train I missed due to a delayed Finnair flight?

Any compensation that you receive is for the general disruption caused by your Finnair flight delay, missed trains will fall into that bracket – however, the sum paid to you is a standardised figure that doesn’t take into account the actual cost of a passenger’s train tickets, taxi fares, parking etc.

Will I get free meals if I suffer flight delays with Finnair today?

Yes – if you have been left waiting at the departure airport for more than 2 hours because of a Finnair flight delay, food vouchers can be requested to a value that is appropriate for the time of day and delay duration.

What happens if cancellations result in my Finnair flight being delayed overnight?

If you are set to be stranded at the airport overnight due to having your Finnair flight cancelled, hotel accommodation gets paid for by the airline (up to a maximum of 3 nights) as part of the standard support measures imposed by EU Flight Compensation Regulation (261/2004).

Can I get compensation for a Finnair flight cancelled due to strikes?

In the unlikely event that you have your flight cancelled by Finnair due to strikes, compensation won’t be attainable unless the strikes were carried out by airline employees.

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Can you claim compensation for a missed flight connection?

When claiming compensation for your Finnair flight delay, a missed connection will be included in the flight distance calculation. Your delay duration will be based on your arrival time at the scheduled destination, so any delays incurred while you wait for an alternative connecting flight will get added to the overall delay duration.

Can you get Finnair compensation for overbooked flights?

Yes, if you suffer disruption after Finnair has denied boarding due to overbooking, the carrier will be obligate to compensate you financially. However, this only applies if you are involuntarily denied boarding; if you volunteer to give up your seat, no cash compensation can be claimed using current EU regulations.

How do I claim flight delay compensation from Finnair?

With Flight Delay Claims 4 U, compensation can be obtained in just 4 easy steps – submit your flight details, then we’ll assess your case before handing it over to a specialist solicitor who will enforce your passenger rights and retrieve compensation.

The process is completely hassle-free because everything is managed on your behalf.

I’ve had a Finnair flight delayed by 4 hours – how much compensation will I get?

When it comes to Finnair compensation, how much you receive is determined by the flight distance as well as delay duration. The amounts paid for a 3 hour delay will range from £220 to £540.

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How frequently are Finnair flights delayed in the UK?

Finnair have a good punctuality record – in 2016, only 4 of airline’s UK departures experienced delays extending beyond 3 hours (2 at London Heathrow and 2 at Manchester Airport).

Are Finnair an EU-based airline?

Yes – Finnair’s headquarters is in Finland’s capital city, Helsinki. Consequently, passengers can claim up to £540 in delayed plane compensation from Finnair using EU Regulation 261/2004.

Can I make a flight delay claim against Finnair if I used ‘Finnair Plus’ miles to pay for my ticket?

Yes, if you use Frequent-Flyer miles to pay for your seat on the delayed Finnair flight, compensation can be acquired in the same way it would for passenger purchasing tickets in the conventional manner.

Finnair cancelled my flight due to fog – will I get compensation?

When there has been a Finnair flight cancellation due to weather (such as fog), it is up to the airline to prove that the conditions were completely abnormal if they wish reject the claim on the grounds of “extraordinary circumstances”.