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We did it!

We did it!

A lot has happened since February 2009 when I wrote in a blog post: “We hope ICAO will consider the work that’s been done and use it to prepare a proposal for the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December. I sincerely hope that these proposals will lead to a finished agreement. If that were to happen,

Towards summer

Towards summer

It’s almost March. Let’s have a show of hands: how many of you made a New Year’s resolution to exercise more in 2016? It’s time to keep the promises you made to yourself. Many people start to lose their enthusiasm in February, but that makes it all the more important to stick to the habits

New York state of mind

New York City or the Big apple welcomes millions of tourist yearly. Director Elin Gronblom wanted to capture the New York she knows, the vast emotions and sense of life it awakes within you. Living and taking in the city with it’s diversity, city lifestyles and many personalities. New York is a place that inspires,

Exploring beautiful Nepal

Finnair flew a crew of three videographers and two photographers to New Delhi, India, which is the perfect spot to start exploring beautiful and unique places all around Asia. The crew continued to Kathmandu Nepal by car. While shooting beautiful views of nature and the ending scenes for a Finnish feature documentary, the boys got

One day in beautiful Helsinki

Chinese photographer, Yang Zhuo and his wife flew to Finland with Finnair and spent one glorious day in Helsinki. On their picture perfect holiday in the Finnish capital, the couple had a chance to admire the city’s unique architecture and beautiful churches as well as the surrounding archipelago and nature. See the best that Helsinki

Chinese street food – The Zen Photographer in Chongqing

Jens Lennartsson is a Swedish travel and lifestyle photographer with almost a dangerous urge to eat everything that comes in his way. To help him explore his culinary dreams, Finnair gave him a smooth ride in to the world of mouthwatering dishes. He flew to Chongqing, China, to try out the renowned street food, among the

Project Manondroala – forest mapping, protection and restoration in Madagascar

Finnair is taking part in a development cooperation project in Madagascar launched by the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation (SLL). The purpose of the development project is to restore the continuous rainforest corridor around Andasibe village in Eastern Madagascar. Andasibe commune inhabits roughly 12,000 people, most of whom are directly dependent on the forest. By donating

I’ve got my passport and my toothbrush

It’s that time of the year when there are all kinds of bugs and viruses going around. One of them is the travel bug. It’s a highly communicable airborne disease, but fortunately it’s not particularly harmful. I’ve been exposed to the travel bug repeatedly at work over the past few weeks. On a recent flight

Buying an aircraft

Finnair received, as the first airline in the world, a new A321 Sharklet aircraft from Airbus in Hamburg in the beginning of September, so it’s a good time to take a look at what goes on during an aircraft purchase. The purchase agreements are normally signed years before the aircraft deliveries and for brand new

Finnair celebrating 90 years this year

Finnair has been making aviation history since it was founded by Bruno Lucander in 1923. This is the story of the resourceful and resilient early days of commercial air travel and how Bruno and his team operated in Helsinki’s wintery weather conditions. Finnair pilots also share their thoughts and explain how the same can-do attitude