Thu, 11 Oct 2018

Finnair Wet Leases Air Italy A330 for Chicago and Miami Flights

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 Finnair’s 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.

Air Italy Airbus A330-200 reg: EIGFX Click to enlarge.

"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:

- All 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 Saturday.

- 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.

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