Thursday, March 29, 2018

Finnair to accelerate A350 deliveries

Finnair is speeding up the arrival of two of its remaining Airbus A350s to support its continued growth push toward Asia.

Speaking following a recent general meeting, Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo said the airline’s Asian strategy—which has been accelerated over recent years—“has been the right choice.”

“We have now made decisions to receive two A350s ahead of the original delivery schedule,” he said.

Finnair already has 11 A350s in service, plus another eight on order.

The airline will now take one of its A350s—originally scheduled for delivery in 2023—in 2019. Finnair has also brought forward another delivery, planned for 2022, to 2020.

“The schedule for the remaining eight A350 deliveries is now the following: One in the last quarter of 2018, two in 2019, two in 2020, two in 2021 and one in 2022,” Finnair said.

(Victoria Moores - ATWOnline News)

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