Finnair A350 to offer free wifi

6 Oct 2015 by GrahamSmith

Finnair will provide free wifi access to premium passengers flying on its new A350 XWB.

Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members, Finnair Plus Gold and Platinum members and business class passengers will have full, complimentary internet access on board the aircraft, which is due for delivery tomorrow.

Economy passengers will be able to buy online access either by the hour (€5) or for the duration of the flight (€15).

Finnair IFE

Finnair IFE

The on board wifi portal, which passengers will be able to access using their own devices, provides access to and services such as destination information, customer care and pre-order shopping.

Full internet access can be purchased via the wifi portal or by using an internet voucher code.

Once delivered, the A350 will be rostered on to crew familiarisation flights, including from Helsinki to London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol.

The A350’s first long-haul route, a daily service between Helsinki and Shanghai, scheduled to commence on November 21.

For a full list of crew familiarisation flights and subsequent long-haul services, click here. To see more about the delivery of the aircraft, click here.

Finnair IFE shopping

Finnair IFE

Finnair is the first airline in Europe to operate the A350 and the third worldwide, following Qatar Airways (see news, December 2014) and Vietnam Airlines (see news, June 30).

It has 19 of the aircraft on order, each equipped with wifi, and expects to receive the first four by the end of this year.

The 297-seat configuration has 46 seats in business class, 43 in Economy Comfort and 208 in economy (see news, August 2014).

Graham Smith

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