Finnair, A Nordic Legacy and Santa’s Official Airline

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Did you know that Finnair is one of the world’s oldest and Santa’s Official Airline?

The Finnair story is one deeply intertwined with the culture and heritage of the Nordic region, making it an essential part of any traveler’s Scandinavian experience.

Initially known as Aero O/Y, Finnair has the distinction of being one of the oldest airlines being founded in 1923. Although the beginnings were humble the connecting Finland with the world has been a remarkable achievement. Not without it’s challenges,  including surviving World War II when Finland was caught in the midst of geopolitical turmoil, the airline has proved resilient through turbulent times.

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Finnair has over the years evolved into a modern and innovative airline. Known as the “Northern Star,” it boasts a contemporary fleet of aircraft, world-class services, and a reputation for punctuality. The iconic blue-and-white livery continues to symbolise the airline’s Nordic roots. It’s role in connecting Scandinavia with the rest of the world is pivotal with Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Finnair’s main hub, serving as a gateway for travellers exploring far and wide, from east to west, north to south.

Renowned for its exceptional in-flight dining experience, passengers savour Nordic delicacies curated by top chefs showcasing the region’s culinary excellence. The airline’s received numerous awards for its service quality, including being named Northern Europe’s Best Airline by Skytrax. With its strong commitment to environmental responsibility, Finnair has introduced sustainable practices using biofuels and reducing carbon emissions to minimise its impact on the environment.

Prominent in their branding, is Finnair’s collaboration with the Finnish company Marimekko, famous for their bold flower design. Besides adorning the exterior of some of the Finnair fleet, the Marimekko theme carries through to the comfort bags, textiles and table linen within the aircraft, firming ensconcing the touch of Finnish art and culture both outside and inside.

Over the years, Finnair has transported many a famous person but none as famous and loved as Santa Claus and winter is a particularly busy time for both Santa and Finnair, transporting thousands of excited visitors to Lapland to see Santa and experience the Aurora Borealis.

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Finnair’s remarkable history, commitment to sustainability, and dedication to providing an exceptional travel experience make it an integral part of Pure Scandinavia’s mission to showcase the beauty and charm of Finland, Sweden, and Norway. Whether you’re planning a visit to the Nordic region or simply fascinated by aviation history, Finnair is an airline that truly embodies the spirit of Scandinavia. So, next time you’re flying to or within the Nordic countries, consider boarding Finnair for a journey filled with tradition, innovation, and the wonders of the North.

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Pure Scandinavia is your dedicated travel agency specialising in crafting unforgettable experiences in Finland, Sweden, and Norway. When you choose us for your next adventure, we guarantee an extraordinary getaway, with Finnair as your trusted carrier. Let us be your passport to the captivating landscapes, vibrant cultures, and hidden gems of Scandinavia. Explore the heart of the North with us, and let Finnair take you there in style and comfort. Your Nordic dream awaits.

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