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Tue, 25 October 2016

Finnair Wet Leases Airbus A340 and Crew from Hi Fly

Finnair is to wet lease an Airbus A340 aircraft and crew from Hi Fly for a period of 2 months.

 The Hi Fly aircraft will operate on Finnair's Helsinki-New York route between 3 November 2016 and 8 January 2017.

The cockpit and cabin crew comes from Hi Fly, but the flights will have two Finnair service crew members on board to support the delivery of Finnair's customer service concept.

"This wet lease is a part of our efforts to ensure punctual operations during the next months, when a large share of Finnair pilots are tied up in A350 related training," said Jaakko Schildt, Chief Operating Officer, Finnair.

The wet leased aircraft has 24 full-flat seats in Business Class, and 271 seats in Economy Class, all with seat-back Inflight Entertainment system.

Finnair operates daily from Helsinki to John F Kennedy Airport, in New York. Finnair communicates the change in the operating carrier to customers directly.

Finnair is currently undertaking a massive pilot training program to train its A330 pilots for A350 operations.

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