Blue 1 launches economy extra class on Stansted-Helsinki route

24 Oct 2007 by Mark Caswell

Blue 1, a
subsidiary of Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is adding an economy extra class to
its London-Helsinki route.

The Finnish
carrier now operates the premium economy class on several of its routes out of Finland, including Amsterdam,
Barcelona, Berlin,
London, Milan, Paris, Rome and Zurich, and is aiming to encourage business travellers who
might otherwise travel to Helsinki
from Heathrow with either BA or Finnair. Blue 1 scrapped its traditional
business class offering in favour of the economy extra service earlier this year.

The economy
extra service includes flexible tickets, fast track check-in, dedicated cabin
space and complimentary food and beverages during the flight. Members of SAS’
Eurobonus frequent flyer loyalty scheme also benefit from 50 per cent more
points when flying in economy extra.

Blue 1
plies the Stansted-Helsinki route with a daily service, departing London at 2040 and arriving in Finland
at 0135, with the return leg leaving Helsinki
at 1855 and arrving back into Stansted at 1955.

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Report by
Mark Caswell

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