Long-term flight safety is a combination of reporting culture and risk management, quality assurance, cooperation and communication. It is matter of training, maintenance and constant checking. It permits human error, but it does not accept intentional deviation from set standards. All this is possible only through the accommodating influence of management and the profession approach of all personnel to their own work. This everyday work is facilitated by the correct working methods, expert employees and a modern fleet.
When choosing an air trip, the cheapest option is often also the most polluting. This is because the cheaper option is often the one that, for example, consumes more or because it is operated by airlines using fleets of different standards. Because new technology is expensive, it means that the least polluting and better quality flights often cost a little more. The consumer is free to choose an air trip that might be as much as three times more polluting to the environment – and pay offset charges of as little as a couple of euros. The real costs of carbon dioxide and the effects on the environment are not reflected in the final bill.
The cabin look is now brighter, warmer and more easy-going than before. Safely, freshly and creatively, with a Finnish flavour. Customers’ first assessments from daily flights to Kittilä in Lapland can be summed up in one word: ‘Wow!’. Passengers on the New York route will be next to assess the new interior.
Finnair still does not support the idea, that the passenger should compensate for aviation’s emissions. If one journey of a thousand kilometers is compensated to the tune of a couple of euros, it doesn’t say anything about the environmental effect.
In commercial aviation around 2,500 bird collisions are reported each year – and in Finnair, around fifty. Of these, most are rated as “single bird – no damage” incidents. The bigger, harder material usually triumphs.
The new facilities will include a 250 seat via.lounge and a restful spa area, via.spa. The spa will contain four separate saunas, treatment rooms for ‘express’ treatments as well as those of a more leisurely nature, foot treatments of various kinds and a mineral water pool for health baths.
When destinations and means of travel are chosen, an ecological approach clearly goes out the window. The price level and amount of sun are decisive. In the media destructive effects of flying and tourism are covered in big headlines, with celebrities declaring their abhorrence of flying. Perhaps, however, this is more ego-tripping than eco-tripping…
Traffic programmes and through them the schedules of tens of thousands of customers cannot be made according to weather forecasts.
Finnair’s new check-in area in London Heathrow Terminal 3 is located on the far right of Hall 5 as you come into the terminal. From there you travel up escalators and via the security check to a large area of shopping and restaurant services. The departure gates are located suitably close to this area.
In these ratings, we leave behind most run-of-the-mill operators and take the lead for service in the skies of Northern Europe.