Finnair improves its long-haul travel experience; Adds a Premium Economy Class cabin
(February 11, 2022)
Finnair unveiled its new long-haul cabin on Thursday.
The Finnish flag carrier’s €200 million investment covers all of the airline’s long-haul Airbus A350s and A330s, with new cabins to be fitted over the next two years, including an all-new business class, all-new Premium Economy cabin and a refreshed Economy Class.
The full experience, with renewed service concepts, will be available in spring 2022 on selected routes in Finnair’s long-haul network.
Finnair said it would confirm the routes on March 1, 2022.
“Our investment in improving the long-haul customer experience demonstrates the continued commitment of the entire Finnair team to delivering a premium experience in every cabin of our aircraft,” said Topi Manner, CEO of Finnair. “The pandemic has had a dramatic impact on our industry, but it has not changed our ambition to deliver a modern premium experience as we continue to be the first choice for travelers connecting Europe and Asia. “
Finnair’s new long-haul business class
Finnair is the launch customer for the new business class seats, developed in close collaboration with Collins Aerospace. The fixed hull space is designed to allow for a wide variety of seating and sleeping positions.
Ole Orvér, Chief Commercial Officer of Finnair, said: “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. The seat and the entire business class experience are all about comfort, space and customer choice and are the culmination of our design philosophy that will appear in all our long-haul aircraft to redefine travel. modern upscale. We look forward to welcoming our customers to experience the new Finnair as we roll out cabin renewal across our long-haul fleet over the next two years. »
Finnair’s new Premium Economy cabin is being fitted to all of its long-haul aircraft for the first time, giving the airline’s long-haul customers a new cabin choice.
“Premium leisure is a trend that has accelerated considerably during the pandemic, so we are confident that our new Premium Economy travel class with its comfortable seats and more space will prove very popular with customers looking for an improved Economy experience,” said Ole Orvér. .
Finnair has also invested in a refresh of its long-haul economy class, with new seats and larger in-flight entertainment (IFE) screens with an updated user interface for its A330 and three A350 aircraft.
Sixteen of Finnair’s A350s will see their Economy cabins receive new seat covers and an updated IFE user experience to align them with the designs of the new Business and Premium Economy cabins.
Long-haul flights are key to Finnair’s strategy, and in summer 2022 the airline plans to serve nearly 100 destinations in Europe, Asia and the United States, including new long-haul routes to Busan in South Korea, Tokyo Haneda in Japan and Dallas. and Seattle in the United States.