Finnair is still Santa’s favourite airline

Finnair has been the official airline of Santa Claus since 1983. Flying him across the globe from his homeland in Finland, it not only helps promote the image of the country around the world, but more importantly brings joy to thousands of children (and adults too).

At the heart of the relationship is Finnair’s collaboration with the Santa Claus Foundation, an organization aimed at improving the wellbeing of children all over the world. Usually, that means flying Santa on a goodwill tour of Europe and Asia, with a major focus on China and Japan, visiting preschools, kindergartens and hospitals to spread Christmas cheer.