Finnair’s New Cabins to Roll Out First on Singapore Flights

The airline’s premium economy seats and revamped business class will make their debut on May 11.

The AirLounge business-class seat in sleeping position. (All photos: Finnair)

Singapore residents planning a summer vacation in Europe have good reason to choose Finnair — they’ll be among the first customers to try out the all-new premium cabin classes that are being progressively introduced across the airline’s fleet of A330s and A350s. Social media posts from Finnair have revealed that Singapore will be the launch destination for its reimagined long-haul experience, with tickets now available for flights from May 11.

Last month, Finnair announced the debut of the fixed-shell business-class AirLounge seats by Collins Aerospace, which come equipped with an 18-inch screen, flexible table, and mattress and duvet. Done up in a sleek Nordic style, the seats will have pillows by Finnish fashion house Marimekko, while meals will be served on new chinaware created exclusively for Finnair by local design house Iittala. Also being rolled out is a brand-new premium economy cabin with seats arranged in a 2-4-2 configuration. According to Finnair, these seats will offer 50 percent more space compared to those in economy, and feature an eight-inch recline, six-way headrest, and 13-inch screen.

Routes between Helsinki and Japan may have been considered for the product launch but the war in Ukraine has made that no longer possible. Like all other EU carriers, Finnair is now banned from Russian airspace in retaliation for the bloc’s punitive measures imposed on Russian-owned and operated aircraft. The carrier has halted its passenger and cargo flights to East Asian destinations for the time being, but continues to serve destinations in Southeast Asia via a slightly longer route that avoids Russian airspace.

Find out more about Finnair’s new cabins here.

The redesigned business-class cabin aboard a Finnair Airbus A350.

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