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Celebrating a Century: The Finnair 100 In-Flight Menu Marries Tradition and Modernity

Finnair marks a milestone this year – a centennial of connecting continents and cultures. To commemorate this occasion, the airline introduced the Finnair 100 menu. This exclusive in-flight menu blends familiar flavors with a modern twist. The menu echoes the airline’s journey, bridging its storied past with the present and future. It’s exclusively available on their long-haul Business Class flights departing from Helsinki.

Finnair 100 In-Flight Menu Marries Tradition and Modernity

A Culinary Journey Through Time

Each dish on the Finnair 100 menu is a nod to the different epochs of the airline’s journey. Appetizers hark back to the rich culinary tradition of the 1980s and 1990s. The main courses are reminiscent of the flavors that graced the skies in the 1960s and 1970s. The desserts? Timeless, showcasing the quintessence of Finnish food culture and the airline’s unwavering commitment to quality and authenticity.

An Ode to Finnish Culinary Heritage

Finnair in-flight menu

The appetizers include the exquisitely roasted beetroot with beetroot purée—a beetroot mousse with goat cheese cream. They also feature the eastbound exclusive wasabi salmon roll with apricot miso and seaweed caviar. These dishes are a feast for the palate and a celebration. The eclectic mix of ingredients and preparation styles have defined Finnish cuisine over the decades.

Main Courses: A Symphony of Flavours

Finnair in-flight menu

The main courses are a harmonious blend of taste and texture. They include a delectable beef chuck roll with potato gratin and broiled rainbow trout. For those seeking a personalized experience, the Finnair 100 main course is available for pre-order exclusively via Manage Booking. It epitomizes the airline’s dedication to offering bespoke services to its esteemed passengers. Enjoy traditional reindeer meatballs, mashed potatoes with mustard, and port wine.

Desserts: A Sweet Conclusion

The grand finale of the dining experience is the selection of desserts. The blueberry pie is a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. The luscious sea buckthorn mousse encapsulates the soul of Finnish dessert culture.

Second Service: A Treat Before Landing

Finnair second service.

Before landing, Finnair will serve either breakfast or a lighter meal, depending on the flight. Dishes include scrambled eggs with bacon, roasted potatoes, red onion, spinach, cold cuts, yogurt and fresh fruits. The light meal includes vegetable and cheese quiche, chicken mousse with a green salad, and fresh fruits.

Extending the Celebration to All Classes

Finnair premium economy meal.

The euphoria of the centennial celebration permeates all travel classes. Finnair’s menu is meticulously curated to infuse the jubilant spirit of the milestone into every bite. The menu includes succulent beef goulash in Premium Economy and classic meatballs with mashed potatoes in Economy. Every dish is a little taste of Finland.

Economy class meal.

Something to Love Wherever You Fly

Finnair serves its signature complimentary blueberry juice and water on most flights. On top of that, depending on the flight duration, customers can pre-order a sandwich combo meal or a warm meal. Finnair customers can book their in-flight food in advance via Manage Booking or the Finnair app.

Pre-order offerings on flights to Northern Finland and most European flights between 2–4 hours include combo meals, pizza Margherita, and chicken bowl. The combos on the Finnair in-flight menu now include a selection of sandwiches. For flights over 4 hours, Finnair offers warm meal options.

The airline’s combo meals include coffee, a berry smoothie, and a chocolate bar. Finnair also has something special on the menu for children, with the new Kid’s combo. It includes a sandwich, a smoothie, a small Fazer Moomin candy box, an activity book, and crayons.

Finnair kids meal.

As an upgrade to the Finnair in-flight menu, the airline added olives and Sprite to the Buy Onboard selection.

Finnair: A Legacy of Culinary Excellence

For 100 years, Finnair has not just been a bridge between destinations but also a custodian of Finnish culinary heritage. With its fresh take on traditional dishes, the Finnair 100 Menu suits the airline’s history of quality and authenticity.

Finnair in-flight meal.

Embark on this unforgettable culinary journey, exploring the familiar yet adventurous flavors artfully reimagined for the modern palate. Celebrate Finnair’s 100 – where the past, present, and future converge, crafting unforgettable experiences, one flight at a time.

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