This month in Blue Wings: May 2015


Cargo News takes a peek at some of the trends and insights in this month's issue of Finnair's inflight magazine Blue Wings. The entire magazine is also available online

Art by CHINA 8

May 15 - Sept 13

Germany’s largest-ever exhibition of Chinese art features nine museums in eight cities along the River Rhine presenting the work of 120 artists. Each museum features one art form, be it sculpture, calligraphy or Chinese Surrealism. The NRW-Forum museum in Düsseldorf will host the launch party of CHINA 8, with Finnair as an exclusive partner.

Text by Mirva Lempiäinen
Photo by Ruhrkunstmuseen

Too cool Toronto

Vogue has named Toronto’s West Queen West as the second hippest district in the world – and you won’t get any argument from the growing legion of coolhunters flocking to the buzzing Canadian metropolis, which welcomed its largest number of overseas visitors ever last year.

“The world is continuing to take notice of Toronto’s emergence as an exciting leisure travel and meetings hot spot,” says David Whitaker, president and CEO of Tourism Toronto. 

“There has never been a more exciting time to visit Toronto, with new attractions from the Queens Quay promenade and airport rail link to a summer-long line-up of festivals and events.” 

As the city’s popularity rises, so does the number of smartphone apps available for trend sniffers. See Toronto is a sightseeing app that lists events, dining, attractions and shopping, while Play Toronto! helps you discover cool neighborhoods through games. Street Food Toronto guides you to the best street grub, and Art Gallery of Ontario keeps you in the know about the city’s art scene.

Original text by Mirva Lempiäinen
Photo by iStock

Don’t forget! Finnair flies nonstop to Toronto three times weekly starting in June. 

Finnair crew tips: TOP 3 restaurants

Inflight supervisor Ulla Tarma lived in the Middle East as a teenager and has spent a lot of time in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Damascus and Cairo. “I tend to look for Middle Eastern cuisine wherever I go,” says Tarma. Here are her tips:

1 Sahara, Hong Kong

This cozy Moroccan spot serves all the delicious dishes I crave: meze, hummus, baba ghanoush and tagine.

2 Balaboosta, New York

Middle Eastern flavors with a twist, all created by its chef and owner, Einat Admony, who has Israeli roots.

3 Juuri, Helsinki

Food from fresh, locally sourced ingredients, with a speciality of sapas (Finnish tapas), wonderful bite-size portions to share with a friend and a glass of wine.

Text by Katja Pantzar

Beauty inside out

Looking to avoid allergens, parabens or non-vegan ingredients? An award-winning Finnish app, CosmEthics, attempts to help conscious consumers choose the most suitable cosmetics products. Founded in 2014 by Katariina Rantanen, CosmEthics has a broad database of product analyses that is constantly updated. Free for consumers, the app is available for iOS and Android in the EU area.

Text by Kati Heikinheimo

Read the May 2015 issue of Finnair's Blue Wings magazine here.


Published May 11, 2015

Category: Collaboration