Finnair has launched new premium long-haul dining concepts, to coincide with the recent launch of the carrier’s new business and premium economy seats.
Business class customers can now choose from up to six main dishes including smaller bistro-style options, with two cold dishes being followed by a hot dish and a side, both of which have three options.
Meals can then be complemented with cheese and / or dessert, and a second lighter meal of breakfast or lunch (depending on flight timings) will be served before landing.
Note that business class customers can pre-order their main course via the Manage Booking section of Finnair’s website.
Meanwhile in premium economy Finnair said that there will be an emphasis on “quality casual dining”, with a three-course meal and two main dish options.
The airline also said that “To maximise sleep time during the flight, the new concept menu also offers a swifter service option to make the most of customer’s experience in the air to rest and relax”.
Inflight menus have been inspired by the recently launched Littala Kuulas dining collection, which was created for Finnair by Harri Koskinen and includes new plates, bowls, cups, tumblers, wine glasses and cutlery.
Finnair has also refreshed its inflight drinks selection, including a new ‘Northern Blush’ signature cocktail available across all cabins, with a focus on Finnish producers including whisky from Kyro, gin from Helsinki Distillery and Valamo XO dessert wine.
Finally the carrier said that the new dining concept has seen single-use items and plastics “significantly reduced, with more sustainable options included or others being removed completely, including starter and salad cups, and salt and pepper packages”.
Commenting on the news Eerika Enne, Finnair’s head of inflight customer experience, said:
“To complement our new long-haul Business Class and Premium Economy cabins, we have completely rethought our service concept to offer a modern, contemporary, and premium dining experience for our customers.
“Using the expertise of our Finnair Kitchen chefs, we have drawn upon our Nordic heritage to create menus which make the most of locally sourced produce, creating delicious dishes to enjoy in comfort at 39,000ft.”
Business Traveller recently reviewed Finnair’s new business class seat on a short-haul flight between London Heathrow and Helsinki.