Hi, this is Kiira Korpi.

I’m a figure skater from Finland. I started skating when I was five years old, and I’ve been flying Finnair for just as long. When I fly Finnair, it feels like being at home as soon as I get on the plane. I remember one time when I was fifteen. I had been at a skating camp in the USA and was on my way home. When I changed planes in London and got on board the Finnair plane, all the flight attendants greeted me so happily in Finnish that I felt so safe and comfortable.

I spend a lot of time in the air, traveling all over the world for training and competitions. For me, flying is a lot like skating, it’s so graceful, fast and smooth. One of the best things about flying is arriving somewhere new, seeing new places, trying new food, and meeting new people.

People call me the Ice Princess, but that’s because I spend a lot of time on the ice. The people who really know me say I’m not icy at all – I have a warm heart! ☺

My biggest goal right now is the Olympics in Sochi in February 2014. Every day when I’m training I imagine myself skating in the Olympic arena.  That gives me so much motivation to work even harder. I’m also really excited about going to the World Championships in Japan in March 2014.

I’d like to say a big hello to all Finnair’s friends in Korea. I always have a great time in Korea whenever I go there for ice shows. I also skated with the Korean skater Yuna Kim at competitions and ice shows many times! I write regular greetings in Finnair Facebook where I talk about food and travel, skating and flying, design and fashion, just about anything that I’m doing right now! It’s also in Korean, and you can find it here https://www.facebook.com/finnairkorea

Hope to see you there!

Love, Kiira


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