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History of Finnish aviation: 1910s – the Takeoff

At the start of the 1910s, airplanes were still considered the past-time of “daredevils or thrill-seekers”. By the end of the decade, most developed countries, including the...

Famous landings in HEL: Rolling Stones, 1970

In 1970, the Rolling Stones were the first band to ever perform at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki. However, the band’s arrival at the airport wasn’t met with the warmest...

Planes of Helsinki Airport: five facts about the Embraer 190

The narrow-body, twin-engine jet airliner carries 100 passengers and is used for flights of up to three hours. Ever wonder how a relatively small plane has ample cabin space...

The what, why and how of inflight announcements

On average, 8 to 10 announcements are made per flight, including those on safety and service, says a member of Finnair’s inflight customer service team.

Why quick turnarounds are crucial for airlines

For every minute an aircraft is on the ground, the fewer routes it can fly.

More efficient sky benefits air traffics competitiveness

A well-functioning airspace is safe, free of delays, reliable and cost-efficient. How is this enormous jigsaw puzzle assembled in Europe, a continent where state...