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Finnair Introduces new ‘Superlight’ Ticket Type to Address Excess Carry-on Baggage

From June 1st, 2023, Finnair’s Economy Light tickets will be replaced by the new ‘Superlight’ ticket type for flights within Europe, which allows only one small under-seat bag. Finnair Plus tier members traveling on Superlight tickets will still be permitted one carry-on bag.

Finnair Airbus A321 - Courtesy Airbus

On Tuesday (May 16, 2023), Finnair announced that in order to reduce excess carry-on bag issues, they will introduce a new ‘Superlight’ ticket type. From June 1st, 2023, Superlight tickets for flights within Europe will replace the carrier’s existing Economy Light fare, and will only allow customers to bring one small bag which must fit under the seat in front of them. Any purchases made at the airport must also fit in the small personal bag allowance. Finnair Plus tier members will still be allowed one standard-sized carry-on bag in addition to the small personal under-seat bag. For long-haul flights, Light tickets will still include a regular carry-on bag in addition to the small under-seat bag. Business Class guests traveling within Europe can still carry-on one bag, along with a personal under-seat item. From June 1st, 2023, the Business Class baggage allowance will also be reduced, and special baggage allowances, such as golf bags and ski equipment, will only be available for an extra charge.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Finnair’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ole Orvér, said,

“Punctuality is very important for our customers, and the target of the changes we are now making is to ensure smooth boarding, on-time departures, and comfortable travel for everyone. Excess carry-on baggage on board is a known issue, impacting both punctuality as well as travel comfort. We are also enhancing monitoring of carry-on baggage at airports, and excess carry-on baggage will be moved to the cargo hold at cost.”

As always, Finnair’s Classic ticket type remains the right choice for customers who travel with both checked and carry-on bags.

Specializing in passenger and cargo traffic between Asia, North America and Europe, Finnair is a modern premium network airline with a competitive advantage due to their geographical location. Sustainability is at the heart of everything Finnair does, and the carrier is committed to cutting their net emissions by 50 percent by the end of 2025 (compared to a 2019 baseline) and achieving carbon neutrality by the end of 2045. Finnair is a member of the global oneworld® alliance and the company’s shares are traded on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.

Source: Finnair


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