12 NOVEMBER 2018
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A new Premium Economy cabin for the long-haul fleet is on the way from Finland’s flag carrier Finnair in 2021 as part of a major investment in onboard improvements which also includes the airline’s domestic and regional ATR turboprops.
In the case of the ATRs, the cabins are being completely overhauled, with new seats, carpets and a refreshed interior. The new look is scheduled to be introduced next year.
Vice-president for customer experience Piia Karhu said: “We see a growing trend of quality-focused travellers who place a strong emphasis on the comfort and convenience of their travel experience.
“Finnair is responding to our customers in each of our key markets with a new Premium Economy class and a fresh Nordic experience on our regional routes, an important part of the Finnair network, with more than 30,000 ATR flights a year.”
Located in its own private cabin, Finnair’s Premium Economy will feature customised designs, more space and an enhanced service offering. Planning is now under way with more details to be released in due course.
Meanwhile, Finnair’s first ATR aircraft featuring the renewed cabin environment is expected to be in operation next summer and all 12 refurbished aircraft will be completed by spring 2020.
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