Posted on: 22 August 2014 by Mark Howells
Finnair has unveiled the cabin design for its new Airbus A350 XWB with Helsinki interior design firm, dSign Vertti Kivi & Co, who were also in charge of designing the airline’s new Premium Lounge at Helsinki Airport.
Finnair is the European launch customer for the Airbus A350 XWB extra wide-body jet. The airline currently has 11 firm orders and 8 options, which will be the flagship aircraft on long-haul Finnair flights serving Shanghai, Bangkok and Beijing. The Airbus A350 XWB is due to enter service with Finnair during the second half of 2015.
The airline has revealed that each new aircraft is to be fitted with in-flight Wi-Fi. Features for Business Class passengers include a 16-inch touch-screen in-flight entertainment (IFE) system equipped with on-demand digital content in numerous languages, as well as AC and USB power outlets.
Passengers in Economy have access to an 11” touch-screen IFE system complete with USB outlets. Those who book Economy Comfort seats will also receive high-quality headphones.
The airline hopes the ambient LED lighting systems it’s installing on the new aircraft – which will change gradually throughout the flight – will ensure a more relaxing passenger experience.