Finnair has unveiled the final phase of its non-Schengen lounge expansion with the opening of its new business class lounge. The new platinum wing lounge was opened in June this year. Showcasing contemporary Nordic design throughout, the lounge offers a series of new spaces to explore and upgraded food and beverage options.
“With more passengers flying through Finnair’s home hub of Helsinki Airport, the new lounge complex increases seating capacity and space,” said Karim Al-Soufi, vice president of ground experience at Finnair. “Together, the new combined lounge complex provides 200 additional seats over the lounges they replace.”
“Throughout the design process, we spent a lot of time to really understand how our customers use our lounges and what their needs are. This, in turn, informed the design of the spaces and services,” said David Kondo, head of customer experience in product design at Finnair.
The aesthetic of the new lounge complex marks the emergence of Finnair’s new design language which centres on Nordicness, simplicity, clean lines, natural materials and texture to provide a warmer and more ‘human’ experience, he added.