Finnair Becomes First European A350 XWB Operator

By Juliet Van Wagenen | October 7, 2015
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Finnair’s first A350 XWB aircraft
Finnair’s first A350 XWB aircraft. Photo: Airbus

[Avionics Today 10-07-2015] Finnair has taken delivery of the first of 19 A350 XWBs on order, thus becoming the first European operator and the third worldwide of the all-new airliner. Finnair will commence commercial services with the A350 XWB later this week, with a European tour starting at Amsterdam and Oslo on Oct. 9.

Furthermore, on Nov. 21, non-stop long-haul A350 XWB flights will start from Helsinki to Shanghai. The aircraft will join the airline’s all-Airbus fleet of 45 aircraft in operation, today comprising 30 A320 family aircraft and 15 A330/A340s.

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