Sat, 10 December 2016

Finnair to Wet Lease Airbus A330 and Crew from Iberia

Finnair is to wet lease an Airbus A330 aircraft and crew from its oneworld partner Iberia for its Miami route from 10 January to 31 January.

Due to the arrival of additional A350 aircraft in 2017, Finnair is currently training its A330 pilots for A350 operations. The pilot training will continue during the spring of 2017 and may require Finnair to extend the period of the Iberia wet lease beyond the month of January.

Iberia A330.

With the wet lease, the cockpit and cabin crew are from Iberia and the flights will have two Finnair service crew members on board to support the delivery of Finnair's customer service concept. Finnair flies to Miami three times a week.

"Pilot training is a key part of our preparations for growth. This wet lease from Iberia enables us to ensure punctual operations during a time when a large share of Finnair pilots are tied up in A350 related trainings," said Jaakko Schildt, Chief Operating Officer, Finnair.

The wet leased aircraft from Iberia is three years old and has 36 full-flat seats in Business Class and 242 seats in Economy Class, all with a seat-back inflight entertainment system.

Finnair said it is contacting customers with bookings on the flights to be operated with the wet leased aircraft directly to inform them of the change in carrier.

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