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Finnair is the flag carrier and largest airline in Finland, with its headquarters in Vantaa and its main hub at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Finnair flies to many destinations including Helsinki, Ivalo, Joensuu, Jyvaskyla, Kajanni, Kuusamo, Kem, Kokkla, Kittila, Kuopio, Mariehamm, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Turku, Tampere, Vaasa, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Chicago, Miami, New York, Shanghai, Xi'an, Chicago, New York, Hong Kong, Delhi and many others.

The airline's major shareholder is the government of Finland and a member of the Oneworld airline alliance. In addition to the Oneworld alliance, Finnair has codeshare agreements with Aeroflot, Air China, Air France, Bangkok Airways, BelaviaCzech Airlines, Flybe, Jetstar Asia Airways, Nordic Regional Airlines, Icelandair, Rossiya and TAP Portugal.

Finnair and its subsidiaries dominate both domestic and international air travel in Finland. The airline's fleet consists of many aircraft including Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A330, Airbus A340 and ATR 72s.

Finnair has a subsidiary airline, Nordic Regional Airlines (Norra), which operates regional flights on its behalf.

Baggage Policy

Finnair has different rules for both carry-on and checked baggage. These rules vary by cabin class too. Read on to find out more about the baggage allowance for your Finnair flight.

Carry-on Baggage

Economy and Premium Economy Class:

You're allowed to take one piece of carry-on baggage with maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 23cm (22 x 16 x 9in). You can also take one personal item such as a small handbag, a laptop bag or a small backpack with maximum dimensions of 40 x 30 x 15cm (16 x 12 x 6in).

The combined weight for both your carry-on and a personal item cannot exceed 8kg (17lbs).

Business Class:

If you're flying Business, you can take 2 x carry-on baggage as well as one personal item. The combined weight cannot exceed 10kg (22lbs). The maximum dimensions are the same as those for Economy and Premium Economy passengers.

Checked Baggage

For checked baggage, on flights to and from Asia, Finnair allows passengers:

Business Class - 3 pieces of baggage

Premium Economy - 2 pieces of baggage

Economy - 1 piece of baggage in and flights to and from North America 2 pieces of baggage for Business Class and 1 piece of baggage for all types of Economy Class.

Cabin Classes

Finnair offers passengers 3 class fares: Economy, Premium Economy and Business. Find out more about the different services offered on your Finnair:

Economy Class

Economy Class Facilities

Finnair Economy Class facilities and amenities include:

1. Intercontinental Flights

1 piece of checked baggage (Japan journeys allow 2 pieces for flights there and returning).

Carry-on baggage - max 8kg

Choice of teas, coffees and beverages that are complimentary

In-flight entertainment and internet access for a small fee.

2. Middle East and Europe Flights

Seat and meal packages available (note on selected routes only)

1 piece of checked baggage. Light tickets do not allow 1 checked baggage.

Carry-on baggage - max 8kg

Complimentary choices of teas, coffees and beverages are available.

What are Economy Class Seats Like?

Seat sizes are 31 inches in Finnair Economy Class

1. Intercontinental Flights

Wide space, Economy comfort seating is available complete with a Marimekko design pillow and blanket on your seat ready. The USB plug is available as well on A350 aircraft and you don't need an adaptor!

2. Middle East and Europe Flights

Lots of roomy seat space to enjoy!

Finnair Economy Comfort Class Seating

Seats are measured from 34 - 36 inches in Finnair Economy Comfort Seating.

Premium Economy

Finnair's brand new Premium Economy class offers passengers the benefits of both Economy and Business. Premium Economy is currently limited to short-haul flights, but will soon be available on long-haul flights to and from Asia and North America with the Airbus A350 and A330 aircraft.

With Premium Economy, you can experience spacious seating, better seat reclining and more room to stretch your legs. Memory foam cushions provide support and comfort and you'll even get your own reading light, cocktail table and USB outlets.

Business Class

Whether you're travelling for business or for pleasure, Nordic Business Class is the ultimate way to travel. Finnair offers its Business Class Passengers full flexibility, top-class service and extreme comfort from the moment they arrive at the airport to the moment they arrive at their destination.

Finnair Business Class Facilities

Your Finnair Business Class ticket includes priority check-in, two or three pieces of baggage, exclusive in-flight Business Class meals as well as other benefits.

What are Finnair Business Class Seats like?

Finnair's priority is to make its customers have the best experience during their flight and Business Class seats are designed for passengers to have the best and most comfortable flight experience.

In-flight Entertainment

Finnair offers an excellent range of entertainment services for its passengers including TV series, music and games. Sit back and relax with Finnair's Nordic Sky Entertainment System.


Finnair passengers can enjoy their favorite series such as Empire and American Horror Story on board their Finnair flight. Find sitcoms, documentaries and kids shows to keep everyone entertained with Finnair.


From Finnish classics to stunning new releases, you can find a movie to enjoy on board your Finnair flight. There's something for all the family with animated films for the little ones and action packed blockbusters for all the family to enjoy.

Food & Drink

Finnair provides meal options and in-flight menus for all cabin classes and fare types. Read on to find out more about what food and drink are offered on your Finnair flight.

Meal Options

Passengers travelling Intercontinental on Business Class can experience two world-class meals. The main meal will comprise a starter, bread, choice of the main course, cheese and dessert. Alternatively, you can opt for an express meal service, consisting of an appetizer, soup and cheese platter. Snacks and sweets are served throughout the flight, with some aircraft having a separate snack bar. Passengers can pre-order their choice of the main course on most flights.

For passengers travelling Intercontinental in economy class, passengers can enjoy snacks and a tasty hot meal. Additional snacks can be purchased in-flight.

For flights within Europe and the Middle East, passengers in business class receive a high-quality meal, although what is offered will vary on your route travelling. Passengers in economy class can choose to pre-purchase a meal from the bistro menu, ranging from fresh sandwiches to salads or hot meals. Additionally, passengers can choose to purchase meals on board their flight.

Special Dietary Requirements

Passengers can pre-order a meal for special dietary requirements where a meal is included in the ticket price from the Finnair website, up to 24 hours before departure. The meals available are:

  • Bland Diet (BLML)
  • Low sugar and low fat diet (DBML)
  • Gluten Free diet (GFML)
  • Low calorie diet (LCML)
  • Low cholesterol/fat diet (LFML)
  • Low sodium diet (LSML)
  • Low lactose (NLML)
  • Hindu Diet (HNML)
  • Asian Vegetarian diet (AVML)
  • Kosher diet (KSML)
  • Moslem diet (MOML)
  • Childrens meal (CHML)
  • Fruit Platter (FPML)
  • Raw vegetariam (RVML)
  • Seafood meal (SFML)
  • Non-diary vegetarian diet (VGML)
  • Lacto-ovo vegetarian diet (VLML)

Drinks & Alcohol

Intercontinental Business Class passengers can enjoy beverages including award-winning wines with their meals, and tea and coffee throughout their flight. International Economy passengers (flights to Bangkok, Goa, Havana, Ho Chi Minh City, Krabi, Phuket, Puerto Plata and Puerto Vallarta) will receive free soft drinks, with beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages available to purchase. Passengers on flights to the US will receive a drink with their meal and can purchase additional beverages at other times in their flight.


With Finnair, you can check in online, via Finnair's app or at the airport. Keep reading to find out the different opening and closing times for both airport and online check-in with Finnair.

Online Check-in

Online check-in with Finnair is available 36 hours before takeoff (24 hours for flights to/from the United States). You can check in online on Finnair's official website.

Mobile Check-in

Check-in via Finnair's mobile app - you can also see your trip details and view your boarding passes and gate numbers. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

Airport Check-in

Self-service kiosks are available at the airport so you can quickly check in without going through long queues for the check-in counter. However, if you need to check in your baggage, you can also go to the check-in desks available at the airport.

Priority check-in is available for Business Flex, Business Classic and Business Saver ticket holders. It's also available to Finnair Plus Platinum Lumo, Platinum, Gold and Silver members.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Finnair operates a frequent flyer program called My Finnair Plus to reward regular travellers with the airline.

Passengers will earn points for all Finnair and other Oneworld airlines' scheduled flights as well as other partners' services.

Airline Alliance

Finnair is a member of the Oneworld alliance. Oneworld alliance is a leading global airline network, with 15 member airlines.

Oneworld alliance was founded and now consists of member airline such as Cathay Pacific, Finnair, LAN, TAM, Malaysia, Qantas, Qatar, SriLankan Airlines, Iberia, British Airways, American Airlines and many others.

Oneworld alliance covers more than a thousand destinations in 155 countries.

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Destinations that Finnair flies to

Finnair operates scheduled flights to many cities in Europe, Asia and North America. Click below to find out all the destinations Finnair flies to.

Alternatives to Finnair

The following airlines fly to and from Finland. These airlines also operate similar routes to Finnair.

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Hub Airport

Helsinki Airport

Helsinki Airport is the main international airport of the Helsinki metropolitan region and the whole of Finland with about 16 million passengers annually. It serves as the hub for Finnair, the Finnish flag carrier, as well as a base for Blue1, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Nordic Regional Airlines. The airport is located in the city of Vantaa. Helsinki Airport is the leading long-haul airport in Northern Europe and a popular transfer point. A number of other airlines also operate services in and out of this airport, including Czech Airlines, Vueling, Transavia and previously NextJet, before its rebranding to Air Scandic.

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Seat Selection

Alternative Airlines lets you choose your preferred seat for your Finnair booking. When booking with Alternative Airlines you have the chance to choose the seat you want before check-in so that you can have the most comfortable journey possible. We show you the seat availability every time you reserve a Finnair flight with Alternative Airlines. Visit our airline seats page to find out how to book your Finnair seats.

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Finnair's fleet consists of a range of Airbus, ATR and Embraer aircraft. It is currently made up of a mixture of A319s, A320s, A321s, A330s, A350s, ATR 72-500s and Embraer 190s. The airline only has 2 orders for more A350s.


26th June 2019

Finnair and Cathay Dragon expand Codeshare agreement

Finnair launched nonstop direct flights between the airline's hub in Helsinki to Porto on 21 June. Finnair will be the sole operator covering this exciting new route.

5th June 2018

Finnair launch Kittila-Tallin service

Finnair has expanded their network this week, adding a new seasonal service between Kittila and Tallinn from winter 2018, as well as a new Helsinki- Hannover service for summer 2019. The airline will fly between Kittila and Tallinn every Friday and Hannover to Helsinki a whopping 5 times a week. Finnair hopes to make this daily by June 2019.

Frequently asked questions

What other airlines fly to similar destinations?

Other airlines that fly to similar destinations include Iceland Express, Iceland Air, WOW air and more! Simply select the airline you wish to travel with using the airline filter.

Where does Finnair fly?

Finnair flies to over 130 destinations in over 40 countries! Most notably Europe and Asia with over 20 destinations in the Asian region. 

Can I select my Finnair seat? 

Yes, you can select seats in advance by using the manage my booking feature for an extra charge when travelling economy or business class. This feature can be used by all flights operated by Finnair!

What do I do if my Finnair flight has multiple codeshares?

When you have made a booking with a Finnair codeshare the rules of this airline apply as well as providing all of the services at the airport such as check-in e.g. American Airlines. 

When flying with Finnair you can redeem the codeshare air miles as well as enjoying the advantage of their frequent flyer programs! 

Can I book multi-city Finnair flights?

Yes, you can book multi-city Finnair flights right here at Alternative Airlines! We make booking multi-city flights super simple! Select our multi-city search tool at the top of the page and add your desired destinations. Hit the 'Search Flights' button when you're ready and filter the results to show flights operated by Finnair! Take a look at our guide on buying multi-city Finnair flights for more information.

Can I book Finnair flights now and spread the cost over time?

Yes! You can do this right here at Alternative Airlines. We offer many flexible Buy Now Pay Later payment plans that can help you spread the cost of your Finnair tickets over time - take a look at our guide on Buy Now Pay Later Finnair flights for more information.