Finnair on February 14 2023 marked one year since it launched its “elevated long-haul experience” on a refurbished A350.

Since then, the Finnish flag carrier has pumped €200 million into upgrading 12 aircraft with the new business and premium economy sections, as well as a “refresh” of its economy class with bigger in-flight entertainment screens.

The shell-shaped business seats were developed with Collins Aerospace and have been fitted in a cabin speaking a “Nordic design language” with a “warm, dark, comforting colour scheme”, according to Finnair, which in 2023 will celebrate the centenary of its founding.

“Customers looking to immerse themselves in the new long-haul experience can choose from a range of popular destinations including Tokyo-Haneda, Singapore and Bangkok”, the carrier said, with Chicago and Delhi and Hong Kong to come.

“As we enter our centenary year, we want to build on our position as the modern Nordic airline, and the continued roll-out of our elevated long-haul cabin will further enhance our customer experience,” said Anssi Partanen, Finnair market director UK & Ireland.