Finnair To Offer Virtual Reality Flights To See Santa Claus Deliver Joy

Finnair To Offer Virtual Reality Flights To See Santa Claus Deliver Joy

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Santa’s official airline, Finnair is offering eight immersive 360-degree VR "flights" to visit Santa in his hometown of Rovaniemi. Starting December 25th, families and children can enjoy a "flight" in the comfort of Finnair’s Nordic Business Class using their their mobile phones or laptops.

Each VR flights lasts about thirty minutes and costs €10 per person. All proceeds will go to supporting UNICEF’s work to slow the spread of Covid-19 and minimize the pandemic’s impact on children worldwide.

Mikko Turtiainen, Finnair VP of Global Sales, said: “Thanks to the magic of Virtual Reality, Finnair can ‘fly’ families to Rovaniemi in Lapland – despite the travel restrictions – to enjoy a winter wonderland and meet Santa. I hope this brings a big smile to those participating.”

“As Santa’s official airline, we’re excited to harness modern technology to create a truly memorable holiday experience. Our customers around the world will be able to enjoy the timeless wonder and holiday cheer of Finnish Lapland from the comfort of their own homes, while enjoying the thrill of sitting in Finnair Business Class. We hope it will inspire them to travel again once the time is right.”

Sanna Kärkkäinen, CEO of Visit Rovaniemi, said: “The time could not be better for a holiday VR experience on the wings of Santa’s official airline. We’ve been developing our VR experience in Rovaniemi for over a year now and joining forces with Finnair is a fantastic way to reach a global audience with a seasonal message – and a heart full of hope.”

Tiina Tissari, VP of Customer Experience and Products at Finnair, said: “We think VR is an important tool which could be used to complement the physical in-flight experience. Customers could, for instance, choose their holiday destination or make travel plans by checking out sights and locations through VR. We also believe the in-flight experience will become more personalized so that customers can customize and enhance their journey to fit their individual needs and preferences. VR could also be a valuable tool here.”

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  • Dec 08, 2020
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