New Retail Facilities At Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

The second major step in the transformation of the Helsinki-Vantaa terminal extension has taken place with the opening of a new shopping area and a large My City Helsinki restaurant world.
“Finnair customers arriving at the terminal now have full access to a new shopping area and a nearly 400-seat restaurant world, which includes a video theatre for the smallest members of the family and an ice-cream bar.  Excellent champagne and interesting wines are available from the bar, while new gate facilities cut transfer times,” explains Tomi Hanninen, UK Sales Director for Finnair.
New stores in the extension section include Luxbag, Mulberry, Stockmann, M-Boxi, Aseman Kello and an R-kiosk newsstand.
New departure gates are progressively been taken into use as well as a seven-line security check area for arriving transfer passengers, which will really accelerate their way to connecting flights.
The first phase of the new 150 million euro (US$220.5m) terminal opened in August, serving long-haul flight customers and those bound for other destinations outside the Schengen area, speeding up Finnair customers’ connection-flight formalities and improving the general enjoyment of Finnair passengers at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.
Finnair is among the very few world-class airlines taking customers’ well-being to new heights: the final stage of the airport expansion will be completed on December 11, with the opening of a stylish 10,764 sq ft (1,000 m2) Via Lounge.  The services provided will include six private shower rooms, a snack buffet and a well-stocked Via wine bar, plus relaxation and working areas.
Unique in the world of airports, a nearly 6,460 sq ft (600 m2) Via Spa environment will also open.  Via Spa will offer four different saunas: an Alpine-style spruce sauna, a stone sauna, a steam sauna and a traditional Finnish sauna with a view over a mineral water pool to the aircraft taxiways.  Special spa treatments will be offered by its expert staff and will be based on the Haslauer spa concept.