Finnair’s mobile application wins coveted Red Dot Award

The Red Dot Awards celebrate the best in design

The Finnair mobile app has been awarded a Red Dot Award in the Communications Design category.

The Finnair app helps passengers with an array of tasks such as booking flights, checking-in and keeping track of their Finnair Plus points. It also includes information and tips which can help passengers prepare for their trip and make their journey through the airport as smooth as possible.

The Finnair app, which is available for iOS and Android devices as well as the Apple Watch, was created together with Reaktor, a Finnish creative agency specializing in the design of digital services for consumer brands. Finnair has also worked closely with Reaktor on the Nordic Sky inflight entertainment and Wi-Fi portals for the new A350 XWB aircraft.

Finnair is the European launch customer of the Airbus A350 XWB.

Jaron Millner, Vice President for Direct Business at Finnair:

“This award stands as a good indication that we are on the right track in the development of our digital services. Our primary objective for the application has been to make the travelling experience as smooth as possible for users. Early on in the development phase with Reaktor, we put a lot of time and emphasis on the application’s service design to ensure that the different functionalities made the journey easier for travelers.”

Konsta Hansson, General Manager for Reaktor Aero:

“Finnair made a very brave decision by renewing their digital services and are already making waves within the air travel industry. At the moment, Finnair is a trendsetter and the company will be under close scrutiny in the near future as more and more companies want to grasp the full potential of digitalization. Hopefully we can encourage more and more companies to move towards customer-oriented design and enable better experiences for air travelers in general.”

Celebrating the best in design, the Red Dot Awards are selected by a jury of 26 industry experts during an extensive evaluation and appraisal process lasting several days. The jury consists of well-known designers as well as respected professors and journalists in the design industry.

The latest version of the Finnair application is available at:

Apple Store:
Google Play for Android:

About Finnair

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 with more than 60 destinations in Europe.

Fleet: Four AirbusA350-900, five AirbusA340-300, eight A330-300, eleven AirbusA321, ten AirbusA320, nine A319, twelve EmbraerE190


Passengers: Just over 10.3 million in 2015

Alliance: oneworld

N.B. Image credit: Finnair

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