The First in Europe: Passengers at the Helsinki Airport Can Now Rest in a Tube
Good news for those who are sleepy at the airport and are traveling or connecting flights at the Helsinki airport.
Passengers can now rest in a sleep-tube, officially called the GoSleep pod. Helsinki airport is the first in Europe to offer this service, which makes the airport one of the most nap-friendly in the world.
Inside the tube is an ergonomic seat that can be turned into a bed, where a passenger can catch z’s safely without worrying about the people and the noise.
Cover isolates the noise
The hand luggage can be placed under the seat and when one pulls up a cover, it will isolate you from the light and noise. The seat also has a power point for charging the phone or laptop during the rest.
In 2014, the international Sleepinginairports.com website, which evaluates sleeping possibilities in airports, selected Helsinki airport as the world’s third most sleep-friendly.
“We wish to provide passengers with an opportunity for stress-free travel and a nap between flights. Helsinki airport has many transit passengers, who may not have had any sleep for a day or are suffering from jet lag. I believe that the service will have genuine demand,” Heikki Koski, the vice president at Finavia, Helsinki airport, said in a bulletin.