Finnair Flight Delays or Cancellations Compensation

If your Finnair flight was delayed or canceled, you might have the right to compensation under European Regulation EC 261. The amount of compensation is up to 600€ ($700).

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Finnair Delayed / Cancelled Flights Compensation

Heavy domestic or international traffic often leads to delays or cancellation of Finnair flights. Sometimes, Finnair passengers also face denied boarding problems due to oversold flight tickets. As Finnair is registered with the EU norms and regulations, all passengers who face odd situations due to Finnair flight cancellations or delays can claim compensation under EC Regulation 261/2004.

EC Regulation 261/2004 is a European Union Regulation which entitles you to claim compensation up to 600€ if your flight was delayed for more than 3 hours, canceled without prior notice of at least 7 days, or you were denied to board your flight due to overbooking.

You can also demand a refund or get money back from the airline if you’ve missed your connecting flight or an international flight due to current flight delays or any technical or mechanical issues that the airline could easily control.

Our free flight compensation checker helps you calculate the exact compensation amount you can claim from the airlines; you need to enter your flight details like flight number and flight date. If you want to claim Finnair flight compensation, you can approach us – Claim Flights. Our claim experts can help you get your money back from the airlines without legal or financial hassles.

Finnair Flight Delay / Cancellation / Denied Boarding Problems

Flight delays, cancellations are usually common problems faced by Finnair flight passengers. There are also cases of denied boarding when an air passenger is not allowed to board the flight due to oversold flight seats.

In such cases, European Union introduced EC Regulation 261/2004, which entitles air passengers to claim compensation for flight delays of more than 3 hours, canceled without prior notice, denied boarding due to an overbooked flight. You may also claim compensation for delayed flights when you were offered a re-routed flight or an alternate flight in case of flight cancellations or an overbooked flight that gets delayed for more than 3 hours on arrival.

You can demand a refund from Finnair if you missed the connecting flight due to first flight delays or flight route changes. If you have lost baggage or luggage at the airport, you can also demand compensation from airlines. To get more information, you can visit the Finnair website.

If your flight is delayed for more than 2 hours, then you have the right to ask for reimbursement that is “right to care” where the airline should give vouchers for food and drink, access to phone calls and emails, hotel accommodation for overnight flight delays, and transportation between the airport and the hotel.

How much can I claim for Finnair delayed flight?

The amount of compensation varies between 250 to 600 Euros depending upon the length of the delay and distance of your flight.

The table below shows the receivable compensation that you can request for Finnair delay claim:

Short distance
(up to 1500 km)
Medium distance
(1501 to 3500 km)
(more than 3500 km)
e.g., Frankfurt to Madrid e.g., Frankfurt to Istanbul e.g., Frankfurt to New York
€250 €400 €600*

* the amount may get reduced by 50%, i.e., you may get up to 300€ for a distance of over 3500 km if EU borders were not crossed.

Your Flight Has Been Delayed or Canceled. What Should You Do?


Ask a reason for the delay

Ask the airline for the reason behind the delay. Get confirmation in writing from the airlines’ customer service.

Note Arrival Time

Note the flights’ arrival time, i.e., when the aircraft door was opened and passengers were allowed to step out.

Collect Evidence

Collect evidence such as pictures of arrival board, boarding pass, receipts, etc., to prove the delay.

Check your Eligibility

Enter your flight details into our compensation checker to check if you are eligible for compensation.

Exchange Contacts

Exchange contact information of co-passengers (which can act as evidence while asking for compensation).

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Flight departure delays

If there’s a delay at departure, you are eligible for the “Right to Care.” The airlines must offer:

For 2+ Hours of Flight Delays


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.

For 5+ Hours of Flight Delays


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.


Re-routed to the earliest available flight


Refund of the ticket cost, if you were unwilling to travel


Hotel accommodation & transport facility for an overnight delay.

Was your flight delayed for more than 3 hours?

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EC Regulation 261/2004 – Finnair Passenger Rights Regulation

EC Regulation 261/2004 (dated 17 February 2005) applies to air passengers departing from any EU airport or from a non-EU airport with an EU airline to an EU destination. Passengers must note that flight compensation is subject to certain conditions and exceptions.

There will be no compensation for a delay or cancellation caused by an extraordinary circumstance under which such delay or cancellation becomes uncontrollable. Examples of such situations include bad weather or security concerns such as fear of a terror attack. In such cases, passengers are not liable for compensation.

Nevertheless, if there is a delay of more than 4 hours for a flight of 3500 km or more; delay of 3 hours or more in the intra-community flight of 1500 km or more; and delay of 3 hours in case of flight under 1500 km, the passenger are entitled to claim compensation under EU norms as set by the regulation.

If you are the air passenger who traveled with Finnair, and your flight was delayed or if your flight gets canceled (without any prior notice) or for reasons which could have been easily solved, then according to Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004, you can claim up to €600 as flight compensation. This considers the distance you traveled both within Europe and outside Europe and the time for flight delay, which should be more than 3 hours.

Within EU:

  1. If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  2. And over 1,500 km, you can claim up to 400€

Between EU Airport And Non-EU Airport:

  1. If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  2. If the distance is between 1,500 – 3,500 km, then you can claim up to 400€
  3. And if the distance is more than 3500 km and flight delays for more than 4 hours, then you can claim up to 600€

Note: If you are traveling to a Non-European country from a Non-European country by a European Flight, the EU 261 Rule won’t apply to you. It is only applied in EU-based flights traveling within Europe or to or from an EU Member State.

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Am I Eligible To Claim Compensation?

EC Regulation 261/2004 is a European Union Regulation, it applies to EU flights, and Non-EU air carriers for flights departed from EU airports. You do not have to be an EU citizen to claim flight compensation.

This means that you can claim for flights departing from any airport located in the EU (with any airline) or arriving in the EU (with an EU airline).

Thus, you can claim compensation for flights that departed or were scheduled to depart from an EU airport.

Origin and Destination EU Airline Non-EU Airline
EU ✈ Non-EU
Non-EU ✈ EU
Non-EU ✈ Non-EU

ClaimFlights – Flight Compensation Firm (How We Can Help You To Claim Your Money Back)

We have established ClaimFlights which has a specialist in claims of EU compensation. The claim expert team helps the customers and provides all the information to file the claim against the airline. The customers can talk to our legal experts if they have any queries through our website. Along with that, all the other information related to the passengers’ rights is available on our website.

The passengers can also use one of the most useful tools: our compensation calculator, which provides the exact compensation amount to the customers. It gives a clear idea of the amount they can get from the airlines. Besides that, our website contains all the information and the step-by-step process of filing the claim.

The legal advisor also provides the facility to the passengers to file the claims on their behalf and do the airline’s follow-up. After the claim’s success, the passengers have to pay the commission to the legal advisor, but the commission is only charged once the claim is successful and delivered to the customers.

How To Claim Finnair Flight Disruption Compensation By Yourself?

You can use our free claim letter template to write the letter to the airline to claim compensation for your delayed, canceled or overbooked flight under EU Regulation 261/2004. EC Regulation 261/2004 entitles European Union air passengers to claim up to 600€ compensation for a flight delay of 3 hours or more, flight cancellations, or denied boarding.

Finnair Flight Compensation Calculator

Passengers are often unaware of the regulation and end up claiming a very futile amount compared to what they are entitled to claim. At ClaimFlights, the exact compensation can be calculated with the help of the compensation calculator. Our Flight compensation calculator can help you calculate the amount to claim from Finnair for your delayed or canceled flight. You can check for free the amount Finnair owes you.

You can claim financial compensation with our assistance by filling the claim form. You may need to enter further details about yourself and co-passengers for whom you would like to claim from Finnair Airlines. Our claim expert team can file the claim on your behalf and pursue it with the airlines.

Air passengers are charged only in case they get compensation from the airline. You can compare the claimable compensation amount provided against other claim companies. ClaimFlights takes up your case on a No Win No Fee basis and makes sure that you get the right amount at the right time.

How to claim compensation for delayed or canceled flights?

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Helpful Information about Finnair Airlines

Finnair is one of the biggest airlines of Finland, which was established in 1923 as an Aero O/Y. Finnair IATA code “AY” was originated from Aero Yhtio. Finnair has its headquarters in Vantaa, and its main hub is at Helsinki Vantaa airport. And other hubs are located at Brussels Airport and London Heathrow Airport. The Finnish government owns 55 percent of Finnair airline shares. Finnair Group is the parent company of Finnair Airlines.

Finnair happens to be one of the safest airlines in the world. It has not suffered any fatal accidents since 1963. It also has the distinction of being the first airline to fly non-stop flights from Western Europe to Japan and Europe to China.

Finnair fleets include Airbus and Embraer aircraft. Finnair lounges are located at Helsinki-Vantaa airport. It is a huge airline with over 4500 employees and has heavy domestic and international traffic. It carries over 10 million passengers to more than 100 destinations across Europe, Asia, and North America.
Finnair Alliances & Subsidiaries
Finnair is a member of the OneWorld airlines alliance. Finnair owns Finnaviation, Kar-Air and Aero airlines and operating as its subsidiaries. Finnair subsidiaries include Finnair Cargo Oy and Finnair Cargo Terminal Operations Oy. Finnair also has a frequent flyer partnership with Nordic Regional Airlines.
Finnair Code-Share Agreements
Code share agreement allows two or more airlines to share the same flight under its own name. Thus Finnair can advertise and sell flight seats of its code-share partners under the Finnair Airline flight numbers. Finnair shares code-share agreement with Aeroflot, Cathay Pacific, Czech Airlines, FlybeBritish Airways, Nextjet, Pakistan International Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Alaska Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Asia Airways, Malaysia Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, Vietnam Airlines, Air China, Braathens Regional Airways, Bangkok Airways, Belavia, American AirlinesAir France, SriLankan Airlines.
Finnair Fleet Size & Destinations

Finnair operate 83 fleets under its brand name as of April 2021 which includes 20 Airbus A321-200, 12 ATR 72-500, 12 Embraer E190, 11 Airbus A350-900, 10 Airbus A320-200, 8 Airbus A319-100, 8 Airbus A330-300. Finnair flights flies to many destinations in Europe, Asia and North America and also has charter flight operations to South American and African destinations.

Sr. No. Country City
1 Finland Enontekiö, Helsinki, Ivalo, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kemi/Tornio, Kittilä, Kokkola, Kuopio, Kuusamo, Mariehamn, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Tampere, Turku, Vaasa
2 Spain Alicante, Barcelona, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Las Palmas, Madrid, Málaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife
3 Greece Athens, Chania, Corfu, Heraklion, Kos, Mytilene, Rhodes, Santorini, Skiathos
4 Russia Kazan, Moscow, Murmansk, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg
5 China Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Xi’an
6 Germany Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich
7 United States Chicago, Miami, New York City, San Francisco
8 Italy Milan, Naples, Pisa, Rome, Venice, Verona
9 Sweden Gothenburg, Stockholm, Umea, Visby
10 Japan Fukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo
11 United Kingdom Edinburgh, London, Manchester
12 Austria Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna
13 Croatia Dubrovnik, Pula, Split
14 Poland Gdansk, Kraków, Warsaw
15 Thailand Bangkok, Krabi, Phuket
16 France Biarritz, Nice, Paris
17 Egypt Hurghada, Marsa Alam
18 Norway Bergen, Oslo, Tromsø
19 Denmark Billund, Copenhagen
20 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City
21 Israel Eilat, Tel Aviv
22 Lithuania Kaunas, Vilnius
23 Estonia Tallinn, Tartu
24 Switzerland Geneva, Zürich
25 Dominican Republic Puerto Plata
26 Iceland Reykjavík
27 Netherlands Amsterdam
28 Singapore Singapore
29 Slovenia Ljubljana
30 Belgium Brussels
31 Cuba Varadero
32 Hungary Budapest
33 Malta Valletta
34 China Beijing
35 Portugal Funchal
36 Turkey Antalya
37 Cyprus Paphos
38 Czech Republic Prague
39 Ireland Dublin
40 Kazakhstan Astana
41 Morocco Agadir
42 India Delhi
43 South Korea Seoul
44 United Arab Emirates Dubai
45 Latvia Riga
Finnair Services and Reviews
SkyTrax, which rates airlines based upon their performance and customer services have rated Finnair 6 out of 10 stars reviewed by more than 760 customers as of April 2021. In terms of Food & Beverages, Inflight Entertainment, Seat Comfort and Value for Money they give 3 stars out of 5 and for Staff Service they give 4 stars out of 5.

Finnair airlines has frequent flyer programme “Finnair Plus” for their regular air passengers who flies frequently, were passengers can earn rewards or points against their flight tickets.

But most of Finnair flight passengers says that they have faced problems such as luggage or hand baggage delays, flight cancelled without providing reason, poor quality foods and services and small leg room with small seat.

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