Madrid 2013: Finnair Business Lounge at HEL
There are two Finnair Business Lounges, one for non-schengen passengers (leaving EU) and one for schengen passengers (within-EU).
Non-schengen Finnair Business Lounge
Great thing is that when you land, you land in the terminal so you can use it before you go through immigration. This was what happened when flying from JFK. I am not sure if this is always the case when you fly from other non-EU countries (China, for example)
The lounge itself was very spacious with showers, wireless charging, beer on tap, food and snacks. You can ask to borrow a wireless charger so you don’t need to be tied down to any socket. This is Nokia’s backyard so I’m not surprised this lounge, along with the other lounges at HEL airport, have this feature.
Below are some pictures of the food and drinks selection here at the lounge. There was a coffee/cappuccino machine, coffee, soda and beer on tap.
There were some complimentary wine available.
There was oatmeal, along with hot breakfast spread like eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, and pastries.
There was a cold selection as well. The second picture shows that you can order top shelf wine and champagne here at the lounge.
Below are some pictures of the taps available here. The Carlsberg, Koff, Crowmoor apple cider, and white and red wine on tap.
Schengen Finnair Business Lounge
Much smaller than non-schengen, and very busy. They have two separate areas, one for eating and conversing, and another for working. I was here during a Thursday night so many business travelers.
There was a normal selection of wine and liquor. I got a soup and salad to eat.
Towards the far left, there was a quiet area in the back of the lounge. Even though it was very crowded in the lounge, this area was relatively quiet.