September 1, 2014
Finnair signs agreement with OSM Aviation on outsourcing of cabin service
Finnair and the Norwegian crew management company OSM Aviation have signed an agreement on outsourcing of cabin services. In the first phase, OSM Aviation will provide cabin service for Finnair’s routes to Hong Kong and Singapore. The cabin crew for these routes will be recruited to OSM Aviation’s bases in Asia. The parties intend to expand their cooperation in the future in both long-haul and short-haul traffic. Finnair has tried to negotiate cost savings with its cabin personnel since 2011. The savings negotiations ended in spring 2014 with no result, and Finnair said in June that the company will go ahead with cabin service outsourcing according to the plans discussed in employee codetermination proceedings. The aim is to build a healthy cost structure for Finnair and enable profitable growth, which would also create new jobs.