Finnair will deploy its A350s longhaul to Asia

Finnair has officially outlined its planned A350-900 operating schedule with the new aircraft type set to make its longhaul debut on 25 October with flights to Shanghai Pudong, China.


Finnair will deploy its A350s longhaul to Asia


Finnair has officially outlined its planned A350-900 operating schedule with the new aircraft type set to make its longhaul debut on 25 October with flights to Shanghai Pudong, China. Th e Finnish carrier will ofcially begin A350 operations on 5 October with crew familiarisation flights domestically before deploying the twinjet onto regional services in Europe.

Following the Shanghai flights from 25 October, Finnair will deploy the A350 on flights to Beijing Capital from 21 November, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi from 1 December, Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok from February 2016 and Singapore Changi from May next year.

Finnair has nineteen A350-900 aircraft on order with therst four due by the end of this year. Another seven will be delivered in 2016 and 2017, with the remaining eight to be delivered between 2018 and 2023. Finnair plans to phase out its seven A340-300s by the end of 2017, leaving a widebody fleet that comprises A330-300s and A350 aircraft.