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An invitation by Finnair to attend the Qualityhunters weekend in Helsinki meant that we were able to sample the Finnair business class meal! Our flight would take us from Dusseldorf to Helsinki whilst our second flight would take us from Helsinki to Milan a few days later.


Our 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 we were treated to:

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



We liked the Beef Goulash with the herb polenta however out of the two meals we tasted we definitely liked the butter chicken meal. The butter chicken tasted great although it did look a little messy when it was served, but that is obviously due to the amount of sauce in the dish, and the way it was handled perhaps. However, the best butter chicken tasted inflight to date has been with Air Berlin and you can read about it here



For passengers sitting in economy class, Finnair offers a buy on board meal concept where you can purchase certain 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.

About The Author

Founder of Inflight Feed

Nik has been running Inflight Feed since 2012, and since then he's taken well over 500 flights for work and pleasure. He documents his inflight meal experiences right here and he's also a freelance writer covering inflight meal trends, he has written for CNN and has regular columns in leading industry magazines. He's been featured in Vogue, QZ plus many major news outlets across the globe, and has become the 'go to' person when someone needs an opinion about airline meals.