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Helsinki records first year with zero bike or pedestrian traffic deaths...

The Finnish capital is reporting on a milestone - 2019 was the first time since records began that the city recorded no bike or...

Ski week school holiday season gets underway

The annual 'ski week' holidays begin today for many pupils, with schools in the capital city region, Pori and Turku beginning their vacations. Next week...

Flight tax citizen’s initiative goes to Parliament

A citizen's initiative to add an extra cost to every plane ticket bought in Finland will be submitted to Parliament on Wednesday, after collecting...

Finnair cancels all mainland China flights over coronavirus epidemic

Finnair says it is temporarily canceling all services to mainland China starting on Wednesday and Thursday, and isn't taking any more China flight bookings...

Finnair suspends five China services over virus passenger cancelations

Finnair says it's suspending a number of China flights due to a drop in passenger volumes as Chinese authorities enforce a partial travel ban. The...

What climate crisis? Surge in passengers at Finland’s airports

Finavia has announced a surge in the number of passengers using Finnish airports in the last year. A total of 26 million passenger traveled on...

Finnair begins re-routing flights to avoid Iran airspace

Finnair is re-routing flights to Dubai, in order to avoid Iranian airspace amid escalating tensions in the region. Wednesday morning's flight to AY1916 from Helsinki...

Railways ready for 600,000 long distance festive passengers

Finland's railway network is about to get busy in the annual Christmas travel rush. VR is bracing for 600,000 long distance festive journeys with the...

Station refurbishment brings back the age of comfortable travel

An ambitious four-year plan, with a price tag north of €10 million, aims to bring back the golden age of train travel to Helsinki's...

Finland’s trains to go carbon neutral from 2020

Taking a train journey in Finland is about to become even more environmentally responsible, when VR offsets carbon emissions for all its passenger trains...