Finnair has rolled out a new Korean menu for business class passengers on board its flights from Seoul to Helsinki as part of its Signature Chef series.

The new menu has been developed by Seoul-based chef, Sung-Yeol Nam, who described it as taking inspiration from “the ingredients and the food I grew up with”.

Dishes will rotate, with the first selection available from May to July this year. This will include dishes such as an appetiser of beef rolls with young greens, and a main course of sea bass “Jeon” served with grilled spring onion and Romanesco sauce.

The new menu coincides with the 10-year anniversary of Finnair’s route to Seoul.

Finnair currently flies the 9.5-hour route between the two capitals once per day. Flights are operated by its Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which the carrier predominantly uses for its Asia routes.

Flights depart Seoul at 1020 and arrive in Helsinki at 1355 the same day.

Business Traveller reviewed Finnair’s A350-900 business class offering on its London Heathrow to Helsinki route late last year.


Finnair first launched its Signature Chef programme in 2013 and has since introduced new menus to a number of its services under the programme, most recently its Tokyo-Helsinki flights earlier this year.

Here’s a look at some of the other dishes served on Finnair flights as part of the Signature Chef scheme.