Finnair recognized as the ‘Best Airline in Northern Europe’ for the 9th year in a row by Skytrax

For the ninth consecutive year, Finnair has been named Northern Europe’s Best Airline by Skytrax at the World Airline Awards event in London. The World Airline Awards by Skytrax are based on an independent survey of over 20 million passenger entries taken between August 2017 to May 2018 and covered 335 airlines.  

The World Airline Awards by Skytrax are regarded as the primary benchmarking tool for passenger satisfaction levels of airlines throughout the world. The passenger survey analyses customer satisfaction for the overall airline passenger experience, at both the airport and on board the aircraft: check-in to boarding, seat comfort, cabin cleanliness, food, beverages, in-flight entertainment and staff service. 

It is a truly an honor to receive this prestigious award for the ninth consecutive year,” said Piia KarhuSVP, Customer Experience at Finnair. “This award demonstrates the great work our entire team has done to focus on making the customer and travel experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible. 

In recent years, Finnair has had a steady emphasis on enhancing the travel experience for customers through its digital channels, most notably with the award-winning Finnair app. In addition, Finnair recently launched a new personalized concept for its long-haul business class customers as well as several new Signature Menu Chef collaborations.      

We have also taken important steps in continuing to develop and refine key areas of our travel experience through the entire customer journey and we have seen very favorable developments in our customer feedback and NPS score, adds Karhu.   

"Finnair achieved a remarkable success winning this top accolade as the Best Airline in Northern Europe for the ninth successive year,” says Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax. “The airline is truly a customer favourite as it continues to expand its popular network of routes between Europe and Asia." 

Further information:
Finnair Media Desk, +358 9 818 4020, comms(a)finnair.com 
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About Finnair
Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than ten million passengers annually. In 2017, Finnair's extensive network connects 19 cities in Asia and 7 cities in North America with over 100 destinations in Europe. The airline, a pioneer in sustainable flying, was the first European airline to fly the next-generation, eco-smart Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and it is the first airline listed in the Leadership Index of the worldwide Carbon Disclosure Project. The only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking, Finnair has also won the World Airline Award for Best Airline Northern Europe for the past nine years running. Finnair is a member of oneworld, the alliance of the world's leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers.

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Finnair is specialised in flying between Europe and Asia via Helsinki. Finnair's strategy is based on the growing markets in Asia, the fastest connections between Europe and Asia, high-quality service, and cost-efficient, punctual operations. Founded in 1923, Finnair is one of the world's oldest continuously operating airlines. It is a member of oneworld, the leading airline alliance for quality-conscious business travelers.

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