Finnair has wet leased an Airbus A330 aircraft
and crew from Air Italy.
Finnair will use the aircraft on its
Chicago and Miami routes between 12 and 31 October 2018.
One of Finnairís long-haul aircraft was damaged
at Chicago airport on 25 September when a high loader accidentally
hit it. With the wet lease from Air Italy, Finnair can make sure
that its Chicago and Miami flights can operate normally while the
damaged aircraft is being repaired.
"The aircraft damage in Chicago was very
unfortunate. With high-quality wet lease from Air Italy, we can
continue operating our Chicago and Miami flights and offer our
customers a smooth travel experience regardless of the aircraft
change," said Jaakko Schildt, Chief Operating Officer, Finnair.
Air Italy aircraft and crew will be operating
Finnair flights to Chicago and Miami as follows:
flights between Helsinki and Chicago (AY09/AY10) from 12-29 Octoner. Finnair has four weekly return flights between Helsinki
and Chicago, the flight days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and
- Five return flights between Helsinki and Miami
(AY07/AY08) on the following dates: 14, 16, 21, 23
and 30 October.
The wet leased aircraft from Air Italy has 24
full-flat seats in business class and 232 seats in economy class,
all with a seat-back inflight entertainment system.
With the wet
lease, the cockpit and cabin crew come from Air Italy, and the
flights will have two Finnair cabin crew members on board.
Finnair is allowing customers to cancel their flight or change
the departure date due to the change in carrier. Cancellations or
changes can be made by contacting Finnair customer service.