New Look Long Haul Finnair Cabins Unveiled
Finnair has unveiled a new look for its business and premium economy class cabins as part of a major €200 million investment. The renewal covers all A350 and A330 long-haul aircraft, with new cabins to be fitted over the next two years and, with renewed service concepts, will be available in the spring on selected long-haul routes to be announced at the sales start on 1 March 2022.
The new premium economy cabin is being installed in all long-haul aircraft for the first time.
Topi Manner (Chief Executive Finnair) 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 on our aircraft. 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 a brand-new concept in business class seats, developed with Collins Aerospace, maximising customer space and freedom of movement. The unique fixed shell lounge space enables a wide variety of sitting and sleeping positions.
Finnair’s Nordic design language and the warm, dark, comforting colour scheme throughout business class and premium economy follow the palette and design of the renewed non-Schengen lounges, unveiled at Helsinki Airport in 2019.
The main entrance for all cabin classes has a new entry area and a refreshment bar. Finnish design house Marimekko has designed a new collection of unique textiles, including a duvet and pillows for business class, as well as a neck pillow and woven blanket for premium economy.
Finnair has also invested in a refresh of its long-haul economy class, with new seats and larger in-flight entertainment screens with an updated user interface for its A330 aircraft and three A350s.