Oneworld Alliance member and one of Scandinavia's two major airlines, Finnair has a route network that stretches from its Helsinki base to points across Finland and Europe. Finnair also flies as far as Singapore, Hong Kong, Chicago, New York, Miami and Toronto.
Having begun operations in 1924, Finnair is one of the world's oldest airlines. Since that time, the airline has become a leader in fleet and route development, safety and service. Finnair continues to expand its route network with new seasonal service to Chicago commencing in 2015 and further global cities added to its route map in 2016 and 2017 as the airline takes delivery of new A350-900 aircraft.
Finnair is a member of the Oneworld Alliance. Frequent Flyer members in the Finnair Plus, as well as Qantas Frequent Flyer and other Oneworld programs can earn and spend points on Finnair flights. Finnair Plus is free to join with membership tiers that include Basic, Silver, and the "Lifetime" tiers of Gold and Platinum. Once a Lifetime tier is reached, it will never be downgraded.
Finnair operates a modern fleet of Airbus aircraft. The long-haul international fleet consists of Airbus A340-300s and Airbus A330-300s while narrow body aircraft are the backbone of the intra-European fleet.
· Airbus A319/320/321
· Airbus A330-300
· Airbus A340-300
· Embraer 170/190
Upon the delivery of new A350-900 aircraft, Finnair will begin replacing the A340s in early 2016.
Passengers can check-in for their Finnair flight online up to 36 hours in advance (24 hours for flights to the U.S.A.). Mobile check-in is also available via the Finnair smart phone app. Boarding passes can be sent to a mobile device in electronic form or may be printed off.
Check-in at the airport can be accomplished by using a self-service kiosk (available in most European airports for Finnair operated flights only) or at the check-in counter.
Business Class is available on all Finnair A330 and A340 widebody aircraft.
The Finnair Business Class cabin features lie-flat seats with massage function. Seats are generously sized at 21 inches wide. Leg room is a spacious 60 inches and can accommodate the lie-flat bed position when seats are extended to an in-flight bed. Built in storage space is provided around the seat for reading materials, tablets and personal items.
Finnair's Signature menus are chef inspired and meals can be pre-selected and paired with fine European wines. Meals are individually plated and served on Marimekko tableware. The meal service begins with an appetizer or soup, a main course with up to three selections, cheese and dessert. Snacks, sweets, coffee and tea and a variety of beverages are served throughout the flight.
Each seat is equipped with a 12.1 inch touch screen for on-demand video entertainment. The in-flight entertainment system features over 70 movies, 150 TV shows, books, comics and games and hundreds of hours of music selections. A power point is available at each seat for continuous charging of laptops and other personal electronic devices.
The checked baggage allowance provided will depend on the destination and frequent flyer status of each guest. The base allowance for Intercontinental (long haul) flights is 3 pieces, each with a 23kg limit. Two pieces are permitted for Europe and Middle East destinations. Size limitations for each bag is 158cm (length + width + height). A musical instrument or sporting gear (such as golf clubs) that fit within the size and weight limits may be included as part of the free baggage allowance. Silver, Gold and Platinum Finnair Plus members receive a fourth 23kg bag free of charge.
Two pieces of carry-on baggage are permitted along with one small personal item. The maximum combined weight of pieces must not exceed 10kg (22 lbs).
Economy and Economy Comfort
Finnair's domestic and intra-European narrow body aircraft are configured in an all Economy Class layout.
Finnair features industry average personal space in Economy. The leg room as measured by seat pitch is slightly below average at 31inches while seat width is by today's standards, a roomy 18 inches. Seats include an adjustable head rest and the Finnair collection of Marimekko pillows and blankets.
Economy Comfort is located at the front of the standard Economy section. This seating area provides an additional 3 to 5 more inches of leg room. Marimekko amenity kits are also provided.
Economy and Economy Comfort guests are offered a hot meal and beverage choice. An additional snack is served on most flights. Meals are served on designer Marimekko tableware. Flights to Singapore, China, Japan, South Korea and India offer complimentary beer and wine. Alcoholic beverages are available for a charge on flights to Thailand and North America.
Personal seat back video screens are available at each seat for on-demand entertainment. Programming selections include movies, TV shows, music, games, books and comics. A power point is provided without the need for an adaptor.
The free checked baggage allowance differs depending on destination and frequent flyer status. Guests in standard Economy are allowed one 23kg checked bag. Silver, Gold and Platinum members of the Finnair Plus frequent flyer program are permitted one additional bag free of charge.
Club Lounges & Alliances
AlliancesFinnair provides two lounges at Helsinki Airport. Silver, Gold and Platinum members of Finnair Plus and Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members have free access to the lounges, as well as to hundreds of other lounges in the global Oneworld network. Passengers can also purchase a single pass entry to the Helsinki lounges at reception when entering the lounge.
In 1998, Finnair became the first non-founding airline to join the Oneworld Alliance. The alliance provides for seamless transfers between member airlines, shared lounges and reciprocal frequent flyer benefits across the 15 member alliance. In addition to Finnair, some of the other Oneworld members include:
· American Airlines
· British Airways
· Cathay Pacific
· Japan Airlines