The result of a €200 million investment, the cabins were unveiled at a press conference in Helsinki
Finnair has revealed its redesigned cabins for long-haul flights as part of a major investment aimed at enhancing the passenger experience. The Finnish flag carrier’s cabin renewal covers all Finnair Airbus A350 and A330 long-haul aircraft.
New cabins will be fitted over the next two years, with entirely new Business Class and Premium Economy cabins. The full experience, complete with renewed service concepts, will begin to be rolled out in spring 2022 on selected routes across Finnair’s long-haul network. The routes will be announced on 1 March 2022.
Finnair CEO Topi Manner said: “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.
“The pandemic has had a dramatic impact on our industry, but it has not changed our ambition to offer a modern premium experience as we continue to be the first choice for travellers connecting Europe and Asia.”
Finnair is the launch customer for the Business Class seats developed in collaboration with Collins Aerospace, maximising customer space and the freedom to move. The fixed shell lounge space enables a wide variety of sitting and sleeping positions.
Finnair chief commercial officer Ole Orvér said: “Space is today’s luxury, and we have put a lot of thought and attention into creating the best business class seat for our customers. Both the seat and the whole business class experience is centred around customer comfort, space and choice. We look forward to welcoming our customers to experience the new Finnair, as we roll out the cabin renewal across our long-haul fleet over the next two years.”
The main entrance for all cabin classes has also been redesigned and now includes a refreshment bar
Finnair’s new Premium Economy cabin is being installed in all its long-haul aircraft for the first time, offering the airline’s long-haul customers a new cabin choice.
Orvér added: “Premium leisure is a trend that has been significantly accelerated during the pandemic, so we are confident our new premium economy travel class with its comfortable seats and more space will prove very popular with customers looking for an upgraded experience from economy.”
Long-haul flights are key to the airline’s strategy, with the Finnish carrier specialising in connecting Europe and Asia via the fuel-efficient northern route.
For more information, visit www.finnair.com