Finnair has revealed the cabin design of its new flagship long-haul aircraft, the A350 XWB due to enter service next year.
Created by Helsinki firm dSign Vertti Kivi & Co, also the designer of Finnair’s new Premium Lounge at Helsinki Airport, the A350’s cabin features large panoramic view windows and comfortable seating arrangements in both economy and business classes.
The 297-seat configuration includes 46 seats in Business Class in a 1+2+1 layout, ensuring direct aisle access to all Business Class passengers. The Zodiac Cirrus III seats convert to fully flat beds, while a 16-inch touch-screen inflight entertainment system comes programmed with films, TV shows, music and other digital content on demand in numerous languages. Seats in Business Class also come equipped with AC and USB power outlets.
Gradual changes in ambient LED lighting will ease guests into a relaxing flight experience and help create a calming and atmosphere. All Finnair A350s will also be equipped with Wi-Fi for greater passenger enjoyment and connectivity. Finnair plans to begin operating its first A350s in the second half of next year, initially serving Shanghai, Bangkok and Beijing, with Hong Kong and Singapore A350 service to be added in 2016. The eco-smart design of the A350 also brings more than 25 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency and operating cost over the previous generation of aircraft in its class, significantly reducing the carbon footprint of Finnair and its passengers. For more information, go to finnair.com.