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F&B concessions upgraded at Helsinki Airport

F&B outlets at Helsinki Airport have been upgraded by operator SSP - part of operator Finavia's seven-year development programme to improve services at the Nordic gateway.

The SSP operated airport conference centre, rebranded Congress T2 Helsinki Airport, has been refurbished and redesigned with crisp, Scandinavian style décor.

The area incorporates a number of individual meeting rooms named after Finnish provinces, crafted by leading designer Kai Lindvall of PES-Architects, where SSP is now offering VIP services at the business centre.

The VIP area, located adjacent to the meeting rooms, features furniture from Artek, and passengers can now enjoy spectacular views across the runway.

A new My City Shop & Café in the airside arrivals area of T2 offers souvenirs, gifts, cosmetics, confectionery and a wide range of food.

It also features a café, from which passengers can buy drinks and snacks while waiting for their luggage, and is inspired by Finnish Lapland, and features a changing LED colour-wall.

Anne Gullstén, Helsinki Airport’s director of passenger services at Finavia, explains: “My City Shop & Café makes the experience of travelling through the airport an even smoother one. Passengers passing through the arrivals hall will find a warm welcome as well as a convenient range of items they need as they continue their journey.”

SSP has also invested in improvements at Turku, Rovaniemi and Oulu airports including the landside Hello Café Turku being rebranded the Turku Café, featuring a fresh Scandinavian look created by Helsinki designer Kristiina Michelsson.

Jussi Laakso, director of marketing and business development for SSP Finland, says: “Our new retail offer at My City Shop & Café is a first for us, and we are delighted to be adding a new dimension to the range of facilities on offer here at Helsinki Airport.

“We very much hope to be bringing these services to other Finavia airports in Finland in the near future.”

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