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Finnair Customers Making a Difference in Asia

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The 18th Change for Good collection by Finnair for UNICEF on international flights over the Christmas and New Year period once again achieved a heartening result.

 Finnair’s customers donated 55,490.93 euros in the special envelopes placed in aircraft seat pockets and collection boxes at Helsinki Airport.

 Additionally, Finnair Plus customers donated more than 2 million Finnair Plus points to UNICEF.

“Warm thanks to all our customers who have once again given their support to our traditional Change for Good collection,” said Arja Suominen, SVP Corporate Communications and Corporate Responsibility. “I also want to thank our employees and partners who have participated in the collection. The campaign targeted the UNICEF Schools for Asia program. We believe that education is the foundation of a better future."

UNICEF's Schools for Asia campaign supports children's schooling in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, East Timor, India, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines and Vietnam. The campaign aims to provide children with qualified teachers, safe and clean school facilities, and well-designed curricula that include life-skills education in health, nutrition, hygiene, sanitation and HIV prevention. In order to achieve permanent and positive change, UNICEF works together with local authorities and village communities.

Finnair Plus loyalty customers can donate their points to UNICEF throughout the year. Extra accumulated coins can also always be dropped off at permanent collection boxes around Helsinki Airport.

Since 1994 Finnair and its customers have donated 1.2 million euros to UNICEF.

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