8.8Overall Score

An invitation by Finnair to attend the Qualityhunters weekend in Helsinki meant that I was able to sample the inflight meal experience of Finnair business class. The flight would take me from Dusseldorf to Helsinki while my second flight would be from Helsinki to Milan a few days later.


The Marimekko inspired/designed menu for the flight from Dusseldorf included:

Cherry tomatoes with Mozzarella
Butter chicken with basmati rice
Godiva pralines

From Helsinki to Milan I was treated to:

Mousse of smoked salmon with sweet dark rye bread
Beef goulash with a herb polenta
Godiva pralines



Both meals were of a high-quality standard I enjoyed the Beef Goulash with the herb polenta however the butter chicken dish was exceptional and flavorful. While it tasted great, the presentation was a little messy, but this could be due to the sauce in the dish. I would happily fly with Finnair again, great meals, fabulous inflight crockery and cutlery, and great inflight service. 



For passengers sitting in economy class, Finnair offers a buy on board meal concept where you can purchase snacks as well as sandwiches. You can view the menu hereSince writing this post-Finnair have announced a new range of pre-order meals that cost €10.00 per meal. 

They include Fresh salad with smoked salmon, Enchilada with Tomato Sauce, Beef Burgundy, Pasta Bolognese and Chicken Korma. There are a limited number of meals available to purchase on flights however they will cost you €12.00 per meal, and they may not have your choice available. Meals can’t be pre-ordered on flights within Finland, and flights to and from Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Dubai, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius, and flights from Madrid to Helsinki.