Finnair’s Business Class product manages to tick the checklist of what business travellers can expect from modern travel; they offer access to their lounges, a plethora of in-flight entertainment, a carefully created menu of fine dining cuisine and additional amenities to ensure that each Business Class passenger gets from A to B without any fuss.
When passengers enter the airport, they will have access to the lounge facilities at the airport. Helsinki Airport – the hub for Finnair – features a Business Class lounge for passengers waiting for international flights to depart. The lounge has been designed to allow each traveller the opportunity to relax in peace, or work in a calming, quiet environment before their flights are due to depart. A range of services which are available in the lounge include power outlets for passengers to charge personal and electronic devices such as laptops and mobile phones, as well as beverages and snacks options, magazines and newspapers.
On intercontinental flights, Business Class passengers will be privileged to have a cabin full of amenities and entertainment available at their demand. The meals in particular have been created with the freshest, finest ingredients to provide passengers with a restaurant-like experience. The menu for Business Class includes soup, appetisers, a main course, dessert, fresh fruit and cheese. To complement the dishes, a selection of bread is also available along with award-winning wines and beverages. Throughout the entirety of the flight, cappuccino and espresso coffee is also available, as well as a large selection of teas.
On specific Business Class cabins (those which are on board the Airbus A330-300 and Airbus A340-300 aircrafts) include a separate bar dedicated solely to snacks; passengers can help themselves to drinks and light snacks here. Alternatively, on other flights, sweets and snacks are available throughout the flight at each passenger’s request. For passengers who would prefer to work throughout the flight, there is a service for express meals – passengers opting to use this service can order soup, appetisers, coffee, cheese platters and tea; express meal services must be ordered when booking flights or at the start of the flight.
The Airbus A340-300 aircrafts and a large majority of the Airbus A330-300 aircrafts are equipped with both electricity ports and telephones; the Business Class cabins are designed to ensure that passengers are able to work during their flight either completing any existing work or preparing for their trip. The power ports allow them to connect and charge their personal devices whilst the telephone means they can keep in contact with their colleagues; emails and SMS messages can be sent from the satellite phone. Additionally, the Business Class seats themselves provide passengers with substantial amounts of legroom, the chance to recline their seats and relax, as well as tables that can be used for both work and dining.
Another option available in-flight is shopping; tax free products including tobacco and alcohol are available on board flights outside of the EU. Destinations that are within the EU, however, offer fragrances, cosmetics, confectionery, tobacco, gift items and alcohol on all flights.
Finally, each aircraft is equipped with an in-flight entertainment system and a personal video screen on which the entertainment can be viewed on. The majority of the Airbus aircrafts offer the widest range of in-flight entertainment; however, some examples of the entertainment options include more than 24 musical channels, 24 games, 72 films, 150 television shows and 200 albums. The airline also offers guests the chance to customise their entertainment with their own computers and music players; each personal device can be connected to the in-flight entertainment system without an adaptor. Headphones that cancel outside noise are available to Business Class passengers.