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Finnair Unveils Cabin Design of Airbus A350 XWB Aircraft

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As the European launch customer of the next-generation Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, Finnair has completed the cabin design of its new flagship longhaul product due to enter service next year.

Created by Helsinki firm dSign Vertti Kivi & Co, also the designer of Finnairs new Premium Lounge at Helsinki Airport, the A350s cabin features dynamic ambient LED lighting that helps ease customers into a relaxing flight experience and by creating a calming and fresh atmosphere.

All Finnair A350s will also be equipped with Wi-Fi.

We have worked hard to create a special customer experience onboard the new A350 XWB aircraft and are proud to bring Finnish design to Finnairs passengers, said designer Vertti Kivi. Our Space Alive concept means dynamic lighting, colours and moods to suit the time of day, destination or season. For example, when descending in the East the aircraft can be awash in warm orange tones, or surface interiors may glow in fresh blue hues when arriving in Helsinki.

The Airbus A350 also features an advanced pure air filtration system that changes the air in the cabin every two to three minutes. Draft-free air management, adjustable multiple temperature zones and a lower cabin pressure also enhance the well-being of passengers and crew.

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.

The Economy Class cabin features Zodiac Z300 slim-line seats with a 31-inch seat pitch in a 3+3+3 layout. At the front of the Economy Class cabin are 43 Economy Comfort seats, with comfier headrests, high-quality headphones and four extra inches of leg room. All seats in Economy include an 11-inch touch screen inflight entertainment system and USB power outlets.

Since Finnairs founding in 1923, we have had a long history of operations using the most advanced aircraft available, said Finnair CEO, Pekka Vauramo. As the first European operator of the A350 we are proud to carry forward this tradition on behalf of our passengers, whose safety and comfort remain our first priority.

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.

Finnair has 11 firm orders and 8 options for A350 aircraft.

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