Finnair invests in Wi-Fi connectivity across its fleet

Finnair Plc         Stock Exchange Release                                       25 March 2015 at 15.20 p.m. EET

Finnair Board of Directors has approved an investment program for bringing Wi-Fi connectivity to the majority of Finnair's wide-body and narrow-body fleet. The total value of the investment is approximately 30 MEUR.

"This investment will enable us to offer a wide array of new services to our customers, ranging from inflight entertainment to inflight sales and ancillaries", says Pekka Vauramo, Finnair CEO.

Finnair will introduce its first onboard Wi-Fi service in autumn 2015, with the arrival of the first Finnair A350 XWB aircraft. In 2016, the company will start Wi-Fi installations in Finnair's Airbus A330 long-haul aircraft as well as its European short-haul Airbus fleet. Installations are expected to be completed by 2018.

Finnair Plc

Further information:
Finnair communications, tel. +358 9 818 4020, comms(a)finnair.com

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