Finnair blushes with Red Dot Award win

Finnair’s new Inflight Entertainment system (IFE) has won an international Red Dot Award 2022 in the Brand and Communication Design category.

The newly redesigned in-flight entertainment system and interface forms part of the airline’s substantial €200 million investment to enhance the customer experience.

This included the unveiling of a new Business Class seat, called the AirLounge, a new Premium Economy cabin, refreshed Economy Class and a new inflight dining experience.

The Red Dot Design Award is one of the world’s leading design accolades, annually celebrating design and innovation and has become established internationally as one of the most sought-after marks of quality for good design.

Harri Valkama, Finnair Digital Channel Lead for IFEC said: “We are proud that Finnair’s in-house IFEC team was behind the design and development of our new and award-winning Inflight Entertainment system.

“The new system has been thoroughly tested with our customers across the globe which has allowed us to further refine it to ensure it offers the best IFE experience in the sky.”

Finnair’s newly personalized IFE is designed to be both practical and easy for customers to enjoy, to offer a unique and dynamic inflight entertainment experience from gate to gate.

By providing relevant and timely information and services at each stage of the journey, Finnair’s new IFE system features new connecting flight functionality, and provides customers with personalised messages on the status of their connecting flights.

As well as these new features, Finnair’s extensive entertainment selection provides customers with the very latest topflight movies and TV shows, popular music tracks and games galore to enjoy throughout their flight.

And to serve up the best in inflight entertainment, customers travelling in Finnair’s brand-new long-haul cabins can view their entertainment on high definition 18” screens in Business Class, 13” in Premium Economy (16” on front rows), and 12” screens in Economy.

The award-winning new IFE system will gradually become available along with the fully renewed cabin on Finnair’s long-haul flights during 2022-2023.