The Finnair SkyWheel opens today (3 June) at
Katajanokka harbour in central Helsinki, not far from where
Finnair first based its flight operations (as Aero Oy) in the
The 40-metre observation wheel is equipped
with 30 climate-controlled blue-and-white gondolas for year-round
operation, including one special VIP cabin featuring a glass
floor, leather seats and Veuve Clicquot champagne service.
One trip on the Finnair SkyWheel lasts 15
minutes, while a ride in the VIP cabin lasts approximately 25
“This summer the Finnair SkyWheel will take
thousands of visitors on a scenic tour above the rooftops of
Helsinki,” said Jarkko Konttinen, Finnair’s Vice President,
Marketing and Product Development. “We are proud to be associated
with Helsinki’s newest landmark, which also has a special
connection to our own history.”
On 8 June, all Finnair
Plus members have the opportunity to board the Finnair SkyWheel
free of charge between 09:00 and 16:00. At other times, Finnair
Plus members are eligible for a discounted single admission price
of €9 (normal price €12).
The VIP cabin seats up to four
and can be booked for a flat fee of €195, inclusive of a bottle of
Veuve Clicquot champagne.
The Finnair SkyWheel is owned and
operated by SkyWheel Helsinki Oy, and designed and built by the
Netherlands-based firm Dutch Wheels.
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