Finnair will celebrate its 90th birthday on Nov. 1 and as it gears up for those celebrations, the carrier is in the midst of several upgrades to enhance the customer experience. Many of the upgrades are currently in progress or have already been completed including a significant expansion to in-flight entertainment on all long-haul flights, an upgraded range of complimentary wines, beer and spirits in the Helsinki airport lounge and the continued retrofitting of fully-flat beds to the Business Class cabin.
Finnair has nearly doubled its range of in-flight entertainment options on all long-haul flights, with a choice of 72 movies and more than 150 TV shows now available on demand included in both Economy and Business Class seat tickets.
On its new Airbus A321s with Sharklets, passengers now have access to Samsung Tab 3 tablet computers, available to rent at a cost of EUR 10. The tablets come pre-programmed with dozens of hours of video, music, games and newspapers.
Jouni Oksanen, Finnair\’s director of customer entertainment, pointed out that \”Tablet computing clearly has the potential to revolutionize inflight entertainment, as tablet systems are much lighter and easier to keep up to date from an operational point of view, while also offering the customer a much richer and more interactive entertainment experience. If tablet-based entertainment proves to be successful on these new aircraft, we will of course continue to evaluate the possibility of implementation across the fleet.\”

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