I believe my nick tells you my opinion of Finnair!!
Honestly, I can't be objective when I rate Finnair, because I live in Finland, but I have flown a lot with them and it's absolutely a GREAT airline! It's very sad that the DC-9's and MD-80's will soon be history, even A320-series is great too. All Finnair planes are always very clean, the cabins look like very new and their flight crew & mechanics etc. are VERY professional. And of course the first thing which comes to my mind is safety. I believe there isn't a airliner that could better take care of their planes and safety than Finnair.
What comes to the on-time record, Finnair was the 3rd as a punctiuous airline in Europe last year and at this year their aim is to be the first! Their home base, The Helsinki-Vantaa airport, was chosen as the best airport in the world!!! Also Finnair was given the award for the best wines for the second time in the world. This award was given to the manager of catering, Mr. Kari Palomäki from Finnair, who has chosen these wines for the business class. The service in business class was ranked to be among the 10 best in Europe last year! Quite impressive for a small airline and a small country!!! What do you say about that?