Food allergies

If you have special dietary requirements, let us know in advance and we will provide you with a suitable meal. Special meals are available on all Finnair operated intercontinental flights and in Business Class on our European flights. You can request a meal through the Manage booking section. Please submit your order no later than 24 hours before departure. Read more.

If you’re travelling in Economy Class on one of our European flights, you can purchase your meal on board from our wide selection of seasonal, high-quality food and beverage options combining the best of both Europe and Asia. There are also products suitable for different dietary needs.


Special meal (SPML, available for Business Class passengers through our customer service) does not contain nuts and is therefore suitable for most people suffering from peanut allergy. Due to the processes used in our kitchens, however, we cannot guarantee that any meal is 100% free of traces of peanuts. Also, we cannot control what other passengers bring on board, or make any special arrangements regarding for example cabin announcements.

If you suffer from a severe allergy, it is important that you are aware that we cannot guarantee an allergen-free meal, cabin or environment. Please speak to your doctor before you buy tickets to discuss the potential risks and how you can minimize them. If you have been prescribed an epinephrine/adrenaline auto injector like Epipen, make sure you carry this with you in your carry-on baggage. Please pack medicines in a separate bag, preferably in the original packaging. Also take along the prescription and the doctor’s certificate.

Additionally, if you suffer from a severe allergy, please fill in the request form for special assistance at least 72 hours before your departure. With very severe allergies, we may ask you to fill in the medical information form as well after we have received the request form for special assistance.

You may bring your own food on board if you follow the safety regulation with regard to carry-on baggage. Please note that the food cannot be heated during the flight.

Animal allergies

Due to the effective air-conditioning on board our aircraft, the risk of being exposed to animal allergens is very small. However, if you are allergic to animals, please let us know when you book your tickets, so that we can ensure that no cat or dog reservations are subsequently made for that flight. If there is already a cat or dog reservation for your intended flight, we will let you know and help you find another flight, if required.