What’s inside Finnair’s new amenity kit?
Business Class passengers are in for a treat on Finnair’s long-haul international flights. Here’s a look at the new amenity kit, which is available on Airbus A350 and Airbus A330 aircraft.
Finnair’s longstanding partnership with Finnish design house Marimekko continues with new Business Class amenity kits, featuring Maija Isola’s iconic designs from the 1960s.
The four designs – Rautasänky, Joonas, Jenkka, and Pieni melooni – are available two at a time and are changed every six months. The colours complement the new blue-on-blue sleep textiles with Isola’s Kaivo pattern.
“We wanted to introduce more patterns more often, so there is something fresh for our frequent flyers,” says David Kondo, head of Cabin Interior Development at Finnair. “There is also a collectible aspect to these kits and eye masks – they’ve been sized so they can live on well after the long-haul flight.”
Each amenity kit includes almond-coconut lip cream and a chamomile-lavender facial hydrator from L:A Bruket, an eye mask with soft-touch fabric, ear plugs, and a toothbrush.
Finnair will also offer L:A Bruket hand soap and hand cream in its onboard Business Class lavatories, as well as L:A Bruket products in Helsinki Airport’s Finnair lounge bathrooms and shower suites. Scents of cucumber-mint, lemongrass, and grapefruit leaf have been chosen to help customers feel refreshed and invigorated.
Sustainability is an important part of the amenity kit renewal: the toothbrush is made from bio-plastic containing cornstarch, and plastic wrappings for the earplugs have been replaced with wax paper. The Business Class slippers are a Nordic-style design made entirely from recycled PET plastic bottles.
Each amenity kit comes wrapped in a cardboard band – instead of plastic – with a QR code that customers can scan to read more about Isola’s inspiration for the patterns. The information is provided in a range of languages. The QR code also provides information about L:A Bruket – the natural and organic skincare brand from Sweden.
With these changes, Finnair is able to reduce plastic waste by almost 4,500 kilograms per year.