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Finnair Teases Brand New Long-Haul Cabins

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On Tuesday, Finnair teased completely new interiors for its long-haul aircraft, including new Business Class seats.

The Helsinki-based airline teased a dramatic new appearance in a brief film, with significantly darker tones than the cream-filled cabins that have dominated Finnair’s aircraft for years.

In the short 25-second film, the airline didn’t reveal much, but it appears like a dark blue cloth will dominate, with black and gold highlights, including on a new highly stylized reading light.

The shift, which is currently being kept under wraps, is likely to be so significant that the airline has asked passengers if they are “ready to experience the new Finnair?” Unfortunately, the “completely renewed” long-haul cabin will not be publicly unveiled until January 2022.

Finnair has installed Zodiac Cirrus Business Class seats in a 1-2-1 all aisle access reverse herringbone arrangement on its latest Airbus A350 aircraft. Whites, creams, and very pastel blues dominate the color scheme.

The economy seats are made by Recaro and are cream and grey in color, while the soft furnishings, such as pillows and blankets, are much darker colors of blue.

Finnair recently updated the look of its long-haul cabins in 2017, when it introduced new fabrics, including seat covers, pillows, and blankets, using prints by Marimekko, the famed Finnish design house.

David Kondo, Head of Cabin Interior Development at Finnair at the time said the airline was aiming for a “fresh and modern aesthetic that is inspired by Nordic homes and landscapes”.

Finnair said on Monday that it will commence three-times-weekly direct flights from Helsinki to Seattle on June 1, 2022. Moreover, during the summer of 2022, Finnair will offer service between Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and Helsinki.

A new hub in Stockholm will also provide additional service to New York JFK and Los Angeles.

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