Finnair is making available a wide selection of international newspapers in digital format for passengers on its long-haul flights.
As of today, over 50 international newspapers can be read in pdf format through the Nordic Sky portal that is available onboard Finnair’s A330 and A350 aircraft.
Passengers can use the portal with their own devices, and do not need to buy a Wi-Fi connection to access the newspapers.
At the same time, Finnair will stop distributing paper versions of newspapers on its long-haul flights. Paper issues will remain on European flights for the time being, until Finnair’s European fleet is also equipped with Wi-Fi later this year.
At this stage, digital newspapers are provided free of charge in both business and economy class of Finnair’s long-haul flights, as well as on the Helsinki-London-Helsinki flight flown with an A350 aircraft.
Tiina Vesterinen, Director for Customer Experience Development at Finnair:
“We are happy to be able to offer a wide selection of digital newspapers to our international customers.
”With digital papers, customers always get the latest copy, regardless of where their flight is departing from, and we never run out of stock.”
Finnair is the largest airline in Finland. It’s main hub is Helsinki Airport.
Routes: Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, and connecting 17 cities in Asia and 7 cities in North America with more than 70 destinations in Europe.
Fleet: Currently 76 aircraft, comprising:
- 8 Airbus A319
- 10 Airbus A320
- 15 Airbus A321
- 8 Airbus A330
- 11 Airbus A350
- 12 ATR 72
- 12 Embraer E190
Passengers: Just over 10.3 million in 2015
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