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Finnair becomes first European A350 XWB operator

Finnair has taken delivery in Toulouse of the first of 19 A350 XWBs on order, thus becoming the first European operator and the third worldwide of the all-new airliner. The aircraft is configured in a premium three-class layout, with 297 seats, comprising 46 Business Class, 43 Economy Comfort and 208 Economy. Finnair will commence commercial…

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Finnair orders eight A350 XWBs

Finnair, a launch customer for the A350 XWB, has signed an agreement, firming up the order for eight additional A350-900s. Finnair was the first airline to select the A350 XWB and will be the first European airline in autumn 2015 to receive the all new Airbus Widebody. Finnair’s A350 XWBs will seat 297 passengers in…

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Finnair receives world’s first A321 with Sharklets

Courtesy Airbus Finnish national carrier, Finnair, the launch customer for the A321 equipped with Sharklets, has taken delivery of its first of five aircraft on order. The aircraft will eventually replace Finnair’s existing fleet of 757s, making it an all Airbus operator. The aircraft was officially handed over to Ville Iho, Finnair Chief Operating Officer,…

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Finnair partners with Swissport for baggage and apron services at Helsinki Airport

Courtesy Swissport Zurich, Helsinki, 7th November, 2011 – Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, today signed a 5 year agreement with Finnair to take over all of Finnair’s baggage and apron services at Helsinki Airport hub effective as of 1st December, 2011. Mr. Mika Vehviläinen, Chief Executive Officer…

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Finnair first to commit to A321s with Sharklets

Photo Provided Courtesy of Airbus Finnair has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for five Airbus A321s equipped with the new fuel-saving Sharklet wing tip devices, becoming the world’s first airline to commit to the A321 with Sharklets. The increased eco-efficiency of the A321 with Sharklets will offer Finnair a four per cent fuel saving…

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