Archive for July, 2011

Biofuel transported passengers surely and more sustainably

Finnair’s first biofuel fuel flight landed on schedule at 22.10 on Wednesday July 20. Before take-off, Captain Jarkko Rosti wished passengers welcome to the world’s longest biofuel flight to date. For Finnair, it is important to find an ecologically, financially and socially sustainable fuel solution. The product now being used, manufactured from recycled cooking oil, fulfils the criteria of ecological and social sustainability.

Thrills are par for the course at Tali

There was great excitement at the end of June at Helsinki’s Tali golf course when the Finnair Masters event of the Ladies’ European Tour took place. Now held for the seventh time, the Finnair Masters is also the biggest professional women’s competition in the Nordic region and one of the most significant summer events in Finland. This year it was attended by a total of almost 8,000 visitors and a TV audience of 225 million in 118 countries.

Red faces all round

Children’s bedtime rhymes were going round in my head when I was sorting out the cabinets in the central galley after the first service on a long haul flight. It’s about this time that passengers generally take a break from the entertainment, their work or counting sheep to get some shut-eye. When the trolleys are removed from the aisles, the coast is also clear to take a bit of exercise. A person’s landscape vision covers 180 degrees, and at about 175 degrees to my right I spotted a healthy-looking red-cheeked man.