Finnair is the flag carrier of Finland. Most Finnair flights are operated from Helsinki Airport, which is due its excellent geographic location an ideal transfer airport. The airline is one of the oldest airlines in the world. Finnair flies to destinations in Asia, Europe, and North America. Finnair is mainly specialized in air passenger and cargo traffic between Europe and Asia. The airline wants to make sure that it offers a smooth and fast connection between European and Asian cities.
Finnair is a subsidiary of Finnair group which is for more than 50% in possession of the State of Finland. The airline has about 6,500 employees and is a member of the airline alliance Oneworld and has a codeshare agreement with about 30 other airlines.
- Parent company
- Finnair Group
- Helsinki Airport
Finnair was founded on 1 November 1923 as Aero. The airline started to use the name Finnair in 1953, though the airline changed its name officially to Finnair in 1968. In that same year, the airline also revealed its new logo. the name was changed to the current and name Finnair. In 1999 the airline joined the alliance Oneworld. One year later, in 2000, the airline started the subsidiary Aero Airlines which ceased its operation in 2008.
- Finnair was in 2007 the first airline that ordered the Airbus A350 XWB, which delivery started in 2015.
- The Ultima Thule glassware that is used in Business Class, was designed more than 50 years ago by the famous designer Finnish Tapio Wirkkala.
- Finnair was in 1983 the first Western European airline that offered a non-stop flight to Tokyo.
- The airline was in 1988 also the first airline that operated non-stop flights from Western Europe to China.
- Finnair was in 2017 the first airline in the world that introduced Alipay mobile payment onboard.
Finnair offers every business class passenger two pieces of carry-on luggage and one personal item with a total maximum of 10 kg. Every economy class passenger can take one piece of carry-on luggage and one personal item with a total maximum of 8 kg. Passengers flying with an economy light ticket need to pay an additional charge for a checked bag while economy basic, value or standard passengers can take one piece of checked baggage with a maximum of 23 kg. Business passengers are allowed to take 2 to 3 checked bags depending on the route. More detailed and up-to-date information about baggage can be found on Finnair’s website.
Finnair offers in-flight Wi-Fi on all A350 aircraft and some A330 aircraft. Economy class passengers need to pay an additional charge of €7.95 for one hour, €11.95 for three hours or €19.95 for the whole flight, while business class passengers enjoy free Wi-Fi.
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