Finnair has launched its new spacious Business and Premium Economy cabins on long-haul routes.
The €200 million cabin renewal covers all Finnair Airbus A350 and A330 aircraft.
The new cabins will be fitted over the next two years, featuring an entirely new Business Class, a brand-new Premium Economy cabin, and a refreshed Economy Class.
Passengers will be able to enjoy the full experience, complete with renewed service concepts, from spring 2022 on selected routes across Finnair’s long-haul network.
The routes will be announced on March 1, 2022, when the new Premium Economy cabin becomes available for customers to book.
Topi Manner, Finnair CEO, said: “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 in close collaboration with Collins Aerospace, maximising customer space and the freedom to move.
The unique fixed shell lounge space enables a wide variety of sitting and sleeping positions.
Customers for all cabin classes will board through a stylish new entry area and refreshment bar.
Finnair’s new Premium Economy cabin is being installed on all its long-haul aircraft for the first time.
“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”, said Ole Orvér, Finnair Chief Commercial Officer
Finnair has also invested in a refresh of its long-haul Economy Class, with new seats and larger Inflight Entertainment (IFE) screens with an updated more customer-friendly interface, for its A330 aircraft and three A350s.
Sixteen of Finnair’s A350 aircraft will see their Economy cabins receive new seat covers and an updated IFE user experience to bring them in line with the designs of the new Business and Premium Economy cabins.
Long-haul flights are key to Finnair’s strategy, with the Finnish carrier specialising in connecting Europe and Asia via the shorter, more fuel-efficient northern route, as well as offering connections to the US.
In summer 2022, Finnair plans to serve nearly 100 destinations in Europe, Asia and the US including new long-haul routes to Busan in South Korea, Tokyo Haneda, Dallas and Seattle.