Airlines continue to digitise their in-flight amenities, with Finnair the latest to stop distributing newspapers on its long-haul flights in lieu of a digital solution.
Instead of conventional newspapers, the Finnish national carrier will offer over 50 international newspapers in PDF format through the Nordic Sky portal, available on the airline’s Airbus A330 and A350 aircraft. The portal can be accessed through passengers’ own devices, including smartphones and tablets, without the need for a wife connection.
“We are happy to be able to offer a wide selection of digital newspapers to our international customers,” says Tiina Vesterinen, director for Customer Experience Development at Finnair. “With digital papers, customers always get the latest copy, regardless of where their flight is departing from, and we never run out of stock.”
Paper newspapers will remain available on European flights until Finnair’s European fleet is also equipped with Wi-Fi later this year. At this stage, digital newspapers are provided free of charge in both business and economy class of Finnair’s long-haul flights, as well as on the Helsinki-London-Helsinki flight flown with an A350 aircraft. www.finnair.com