Finland’s flag carrier and biggest airline; headquartered in
Vantaa and its main operating base is Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
(Brussels Airport is used as a cargo hub).
Finnair and its subsidiary airlines dominate both domestic and
global air travel in Finland.
The Government of Finland, with 55.8% of the shares, is its
Fifth oldest airline in the world with continuous operation.
Has frequently been ranked one of the world’s most secure
airlines, with no fatal or hull-loss disasters since 1963.
Member of the Oneworld airline alliance.
Carried 8.8 million passengers to more than 60 European and
15 Asian destinations in 2012.
Employs 6,784 people from December 2012.
Finnair: Subsidiaries and associates
Two subsidiary companies form Finnair’s cargo business: Finnair Cargo Oy and Finnair Cargo Terminal Operations
Both companies have their head offices at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.
Finnair: Head office
In 2013, Finnair opened its main office, known as House of
Travel and Transportation (or HOTT), on what was formerly a
car park right beside its former head office in Tietotie 11, on the
grounds of Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.
Construction on HOTT started in July 2011, finishing on time in
The old main office had been used since 1994, when it replaced
a main office located in Helsinki city centre.
The new mixed-use main office has a total floor space of 70,000
square metres (750,000 sq ft) and 22,400 square meters
(241,000 sq ft) of office space.
Finnair flies to Asia, North America, and an extensive local
network in Europe via its Helsinki-Vantaa base.
The domestic and intra-European flights are operated in
cooperation with Flybe Nordic, with an ATR/Embraer fleet.
Finnair: Codeshare agreements
Apart from its fellow Oneworld members, Finnair (since
April 2013) has codeshare agreements with these
Air China (Star Alliance)
Air France (SkyTeam)
Czech Airlines (SkyTeam)
TAP Portugal (Star Alliance)
In December 2010, Finnair unveiled a new livery; significant modifications include a redesigned and bigger lettering
on the body, repainting of the engines in white, and reversal of the color scheme for the tail fin with a white
background featuring a blue stylized logo.
The tail’s outline was additionally withdrawn.
The previous cabin of Finnair was ranked as the fifth most trendy by the French magazine Bon Voyage.
Ritva-Liisa Pohjalainen designed the current uniform, launching it in December 2011.
Finnair uses codes to specify a crew member rank: one stripe in the sleeve indicates normal cabin attendant and three stripes a purser.
In addition, female pursers have a white vertical stripe on their dresses or blouses.
Finnair requires its cabin crew to wear gloves in both take off and landing for security grounds; female crew need to switch high heels for
boots for winter operations.