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Finnair cabin crew on strike over conditions

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Cabin crew at Finnair have gone on an open-ended strike that management says will put the company in the red for the third year in a row.

The dispute centres around time off between flights and led to the cancellation of 110 flights on Tuesday, affecting around 6,000 passengers. Another 200 flights are expected to be disrupted on Wednesday. Long haul flights, including those to New York and Bangkok, are likely to bear the brunt of the delays and cancellations.

Services operated by the Blue1 unit of Nordic group SAS are also affected.

Finnair said in a statement that the strike will cost the company up to 2.5 million euros for each day that it lasts.