Finnair

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Finn + air < airline, introduced as marketing and brand name of the airline Aero Oy in 1953. In 1968 the name Aero was changed to Finnair.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɪ.nɛə(r)/
  • Homophone: thin air (in accents with th-fronting)

Proper noun[edit]

Finnair

  1. A Finnish airline
    • 1983, Nils-Aslak Valkeapää (author), Beverley Wahl (translator), Greetings from Lapland: The Sami, Europe's forgotten people, Zed Press,
      But all the same, pay attention to one thing which is a part of human existence: on a trip by Finnair from Helsinki to New York you can listen to all kinds of music.
    • 1984, John E. Gardner, Icebreaker, Penguin Group, ISBN 0425067645, page 10,
      “Yes,” Bond confirmed, “here in Helsinki. Unless Finnair got it wrong.”
      Finnair are like homing pigeons,” she laughed. “They don’t often get it wrong.”
    • 1990, Douglas Terman, Enemy Territory, Bantam Books, ISBN 0553286137, page 94,
      The Finnair employee leafed through the red pages, punched an entry into her computer and bent down to read the output.
    • 2004, Ron Rubin, Anything for a t-shirt: Fred Lebow and New York City Marathon, the world's greatest footrace, Syracuse University Press, ISBN 0815608063, page 43,
      Seeking cachet for his race, Lebow wanted to sign up top foreign runners, but his international contacts at the time consisted more of Hong Kong dress manufacturers than global running clibs. After convincing sponsor Finnair to bring over Finland's Pekka Paivarinta, Lebow turned for leads to the one solid international runner he actually knew-England's Chris Stewart-who was indebted to Lebow on two accounts: profesionally ...

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Finnair

  1. Finnair

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • Aero (archaic, name used until 1968)
  • Finski (colloquial)