Finnair has taken delivery of the first of 19
Airbus A350 XWBs on order.
The aircraft is configured in a premium
three-class layout, with 297 seats, comprising 46 Business Class,
43 Economy Comfort and 208 Economy.
The airline is the first European operator, and
the third worldwide, of the all-new airliner.
has enjoyed a long and prosperous working relationship with Airbus
and the A350 takes our cooperation to another level. This aircraft
is the future of flying and will give our passengers a completely
new and enhanced travel experience," said Finnair CEO, Pekka
November 2015, Finnair will launch non-stop long-haul A350 XWB flights
Helsinki and Shanghai.
The aircraft will join Finnair’s
all-Airbus fleet of 45 aircraft in operation, today comprising 30
A320 Family aircraft and 15 A330/A340s.
"At Airbus, we're proud and delighted to
see Finnair, one of the world’s longest-standing and most
respected airlines, become the first European carrier to fly the
A350 XWB,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO. “The
A350 XWB's unrivalled fuel efficiency and passenger comfort make
it the perfect aircraft to spearhead Finnair's Asian expansion."
The Airbus A350 XWB is powered by Rolls-Royce
Trent XWB engines.
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