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Helsinki Airport Offers Passengers GoSleep Sleeping Pods

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Passengers at Helsinki Airport can now rest in GoSleep sleeping pods.

GoSleep sleeping pods are a Finnish innovation, designed and manufactured by Finnish Short Rest Solutions Ltd.

The pod is an ergonomic seat that can be turned into a bed, where a passenger can rest safe from passers-by and the noise. Guests can conveniently stove away their hand luggage under the seat and pull up a cover that will isolate them from light and noise. The seat also has a power point for charging your phone or laptop during the rest.

"We wish to provide passengers with an opportunity for stress-free travel and a nap between flights. Helsinki Airport has many transit passengers, who may not have had any sleep for a day or are suffering from jet lag. I believe that the service will have genuine demand," said Heikki Koski, Vice President at Finavia, Helsinki Airport.

Helsinki Airport is the first European airport offering sleeping pods. The service was tested on site during the airport rest area pilot project in 2013.

" The pilot project showed that passengers prefer individual sleeping pods to larger rest areas. Sleeping pods have aroused wide-spread interest in particular on gate 18, where they are available for testing for free during the spring. Based on customer feedback, we will continue to refine the service to make it even more customer-friendly," said Jussi Piispanen, CEO of Short Rest Solutions Ltd.

Helsinki Airport has in total 19 GoSleep sleeping pods. At the moment, the service is available on gates 18 and 38. Pillows and blankets are also available.

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