Finnair is changing its structure, with a key
objective being to achieve cost efficiencies by combining the
Group's Scheduled Passenger Traffic and Leisure Flight Operations
into an integrated Flight Traffic organisation, which will operate
directly under the President & CEO.
In addition, through the new
organisation, closer cooperation will be sought between
Flight Operations and Group Administration.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer Lasse Heinonen,
said, “We will purposefully continue to
enhance our operational efficiency. Particularly by combining scheduled passenger
and leisure traffic we will centralise our
most important resources, fleet and personnel. The
reorganisation of operations will also clarify areas of
responsibility and generate cost savings.”
From the beginning of October,
Finnair's business activities will be divided into five
operational entities: Commercial Operations, Production,
Customer Service, Travel Services and Aviation Services.
Support functions will comprise Economics and Finance,
Human Resources Management, Information Management,
Public Affairs and Corporate Communications, Resources
Management, Business Development and Legal Affairs.
“Through the change, we aim to improve
management of the service product and its sales as well
as more efficient planning of use of resources and
production management. In the process, we will raise
resources management to a higher level within our
organisation, enabling the operations of the entire
Group to be developed as a whole,” Heinonen added.
In the new structure, Commercial
Operations will be led by Mika Perho, Production by Erno
Hilden, Customer Service by Timo Riihimäki and Travel
Services by Kaisa Vikkula. The Resources Management Unit
will be led by Ville Iho.
All of the above Senior Vice
Presidents are also members of Finnair Plc's Management
Board. In addition, the President & CEO, Deputy CEO Lasse Heinonen and SVP Public Affairs and Corporate
Communications Christer Haglund are also members of the
The Aviation Services business units,
Finnair Catering, Finnair Technical Services and the
ground handling company Northport Oy, as well as the
cargo companies, will continue within Deputy CEO Lasse
Heinonen's area of responsibility.
Management of administrative support
functions, such as Information Management, Human
Resources Management and Financial Management, will be
centralised from the units into Group Administration.
Moreover, Resources Management and Long-Term Operational
Planning will be transferred to become part of Group
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