As air traffic gradually recovers, Finnair is making a number of changes to its services at the airport and inflight.
New “Clean Kit” for passengers
In addition to stepped up cleaning measures and regular disinfections onboard aircraft, Finnair will launch a new “Clean Kit” for all passengers from the beginning of July. The kit contains hand sanitiser, surface wipes, an information leaflet and is packaged within an envelope that acts as a waste container.
Mandatory wearing of masks
All passengers and crew will still have to wear a mask for the entire journey (except when dining). Passengers have to use their own mask with a limited supply is available onboard if required in exceptional circumstances.
Reduction in the size of hand baggage
Finnair is also temporarily reducing the allowed size of hand baggage. The new dimensions are 55x40x23cm (old dimension 56x45x25cm).
Economy class passengers get one piece and a small personal item with dimensions of 40x30x15cm. The total weight of hand baggage and personal items may not exceed 8 kg.
Business class passengers get two hand bags and one personal item, such as a handbag, with a total weight of up to 10 kg.
In-flight service in July-August
In July-August, in Finland and on the shortest routes in Europe, such as Stockholm’s Arlanda, only coffee and tea, juice and water will be served in economy class.
On longer European flights passengers also get a biscuit or a sandwich, depending on the length of the route.
On long-haul flights, service is closer to normal in both economy and business classes.
The range of special meals and booze is still limited.
Finnair Lounge opens its doors on the Schengen area
The Finnair Lounge at Helsinki Airport’s Schengen area is now open from 6 am until 10 am and from 2 pm until 8 pm. It offers a limited selection of food and drinks and reduced capacity.
Passengers who are going on a non-Schengen flight and are eligible for lounge access may use the lounge in the Schengen area. Finnair’s lounges on the airport’s non-Schengen area will remain closed.
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