Many airports throughout the world are striving to update their facilities for a more enjoyable user experience. While most seem to concentrate on adding shops and dining facilities, constructing lavish member-only lounges and improving passenger-flows through checkpoints, Helsinki Airport in Finland’s capital has taken a different approach by providing a cost-free area where travelers can relax.
The airport opened a new relaxation area with different options for lounging and sleep in a peaceful setting that can be accessed by all air travelers.
Passengers can choose to relax in different kinds of easy chairs or take a nap in a separate, closed space with sleeping spots and sleeping pods.
The decoration and ambiance of the resting area has been developed to reflect elements, such as ice and snow, of the Finnish natural environment.
The relaxation area is located in Terminal 2 by Gate 31 and has been developed in partnership with the Vantaa Innovation Institute.
Currently, Finavia, the operator of Helsinki Airport, is operating the relaxation zone as a pilot project. Users have been requested to submit their feedback, which has been largely positive so far.
Wouldn’t it be great to find an area like this – where you could spend time peacefully during a lengthy layover – in one of the major US airports?