Finnair provides its valuable travelers digital newspapers on its long-haul flights. The carrier has stopped distributing printed newspapers on its A330 and A350 routes. The airline stated that it has around 50 international newspapers in pdf format on its aircraft which can be accessed via Wi-Fi connection. The service is available via the Nordic Sky Portal.
It has to be noted that A350 jetliner of the airline runs on selected routes between London and Helsinki. This signifies that passengers traveling on short-haul flights can also avail the newly introduced services. Travelers are not required to buy any sort of Wi-Fi package as they can read the newspaper by accessing the portal with the help of their own personal devices.
The airline also said that for now until the short-haul jetliners become equipped with Wi-Fi, paper copies of the newspaper would be made available in European flights.
Tiina Vesterinen, Director for Customer Experience Development at Finnair stated, ‘We take immense pride to provide our international passengers with digital newspapers. It’s an easy way to receive the latest copy, nevertheless of the destination from where the aircraft is departing. The good news is that we never go out of stock.’
Today, most of the airlines are adopting the new method of distributing newspapers to its passengers. This significantly lessens the distribution and fuel prices. For instance, Lufthansa has introduced a service wherein the travelers can download magazines and newspapers of their choice both before and after the flight.