Finnair’s cabin crews to wear kimonos on flights to Japan until April 16

Finnair kimonos (Finnair)(LR)

Finnair (Helsinki) between today (March 26) and April 16 will feature specially tailored kimonos created for the cabin crew by Marimekko on Japanese flights in celebration of the Japanese Sakura (Hanami), the Cherry Blossom viewing. During this three week period three kimonos will be worn per flight during boarding and inflight sales. The kimonos will be used for a week at a time on each route starting:

· From Nagoya between March 26 and April 1;
· During the second week in Osaka from April 2 to 8;
· During the last week in Tokyo between April 9 and 16.

The kimonos will feature fourteen of Marimekko’s unique and colorful designs that draw their inspiration from some of nature’s most beautiful elements such as beehives, trees, roses, poppies, the wild Angelican plant and the snowberry plant. These patterns span five decades of Marimekko designs . Each pattern has its own unique story whether signifying the designers shift from ornamental to graphic patterns or emphasizing the designers introduction of floral patterns.

In addition to the Marimekko tailored Kimonos, Finnair will celebrate Sakura with a special Sakura menu with a Sakura menu card in Business Class while in Economy Class Sakura noodles and dessert will replace current menu items. In addition, trolleys will be decorated with Sakura flowers. Customers can also enjoy L’Occidane Cherry Blossom fragrance in lavatories and hot towels distributed in Business Class and special inflight items such as cherry blossom EdT and Fazer Geisha chocolate will be offered.

As we previously reported, on March 20, Finnair celebrated 90 years of flying. The company issued this statement:

It has been 90 years since Finnair’s first commercial flight. On March 20, 1924, a Junkers F13 D-335 seaplane transported 162 kilograms of mail from Katajanokka in Helsinki to Tallinn, Estonia. The founding documents of the company, then known as Aero Oy, had been signed on November 1 the previous year.

Nine decades later, Finnair operates 43 aircraft to more than 60 destinations around the world, employing nearly six thousand people. Last year, the company transported 9.3 million passengers, which represents 60 per cent of all passengers that passed through Helsinki Airport. Air traffic plays a central role in Finnish business and the national economy, directly and indirectly employing over 120,000 people in Finland.

The world’s sixth-oldest airline still in operation celebrates the 90th anniversary of its maiden flight at work. Today, Finnair has six daily flights on weekdays between Helsinki and Tallinn operated by Flybe.

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