Finnair flies over Russia’s Baltic Sea region on many European and Asian routes. GPS interference has also been detected near the eastern border of Finland, and ten pilots reported similar incidents this week.
Flights to Savonlinna were suspended
"Our plane flew from Tallinn to Savonlinna on Sunday night," said an airline representative Jyri Koponen. "It was able to get around Kouvola when the GPS signal suddenly disappeared. At first I suspected there was something wrong with the device. The machine turned around according to normal practice when the fault was detected. When it arrived back in the metropolitan area, all the signals were working well again."
The airline tried to fly the route again with another plane that suffered the same failure. They have not tried to get to Savonlinna anymore.
According to the municipal authorities, flights between Savonlinna and Helsinki will also be suspended at least until the beginning of next week.
In 2018, Finland requested information from Russia on flight GPS interference in Finnish Lapland during NATO military exercises in northern Finland and Norway. Moscow later stated that Finland had not provided evidence.
Source: The Nordic Page