From May 15, Finnair passengers travelling between Helsinki and Seattle will be able to experience the airline’s €200 million investment in its long-haul experience. Renewed Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class cabins will feature on the Nordic carrier’s three-times-a-week A330 flights.
From mid-May, Finnair’s renewed long-haul experience will be on US flights from Chicago, Dallas, New York and Seattle.
The Finnair aircraft feature in Business Class seats developed in close collaboration with Collins Aerospace. The fixed shell lounge space enables a wide variety of sitting and sleeping positions, allowing passengers to make the space their own during long-haul flights.
Finnair’s €200 million investment in cabins is being rolled out over two years and was named the Cabin Concept winner in the 2022 Onboard Hospitality Awards.
“Our investment to enhance the long-haul customer experience demonstrates the continuing commitment of the whole Finnair team to deliver a premium experience in every cabin on our aircraft,” said Topi Manner, Finnair’s CEO.
“Space is today’s luxury, and we have put a lot of thought and attention to detail into creating the best Business Class seat for our customers,” commented Ole Orvér, Chief Commercial Officer of Finnair.
“Both the seat and the whole new Business Class experience is centred around customer comfort, space and choice and is the culmination of our design ethos which will appear throughout our long-haul aircraft to redefine modern premium travel,” added Orvér.
Finnair has a Nordic design language and the colour palette of the Business Class and Premium Economy cabins are warm, dark and comforting.
The cabin renewal means passengers travelling between Helsinki and Seattle will be able to experience a collection of textiles from the Finnish design house Marimekko. They include a duvet and pillows for the Business Class plus a neck pillow and a woven blanket for Premium Economy.
Passengers will enjoy a choice of dishes, focusing on the best in Nordic cuisine, served on chinaware designed by top Finnish designer Harri Koskinen and Iittala specifically for Finnair.
The Economy Class cabin features new seats and larger Inflight Entertainment (IFE) screens, including an updated and more customer-friendly interface.