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Finnair eyes Asia expansion with A350 delivery

Finnair has taken delivery of it’s first A350 XWB. The carrier is first European operator and the third worldwide after Qatar Airways and Vietnam Airlines to operate the new aircraft. The aircraft is configured in a three-class layout with 297 seats, comprising 46 Business Class, 43 Economy Comfort and 208 Economy. This is the first A350 out of a 19 …

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Finnair celebrates its 90th anniversary

By BA Staff Finnair celebrated its 90th anniversary on Friday, 1 November 2013.  The world’s fifth-oldest airline still in operation, Finnair was established in 1923. Today, Finnair specialises in flights between Europe and Asia, offering direct connections from Helsinki to over 60 European destinations and 13 Asian destinations. Over eight million passengers per year fly on Finnair’s all-Airbus fleet. CEO …

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Japan approves Finnair’s inclusion in Japan Airlines British Airways joint venture

By BA Staff Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has granted anti-trust immunity to the joint business venture between Japan Airlines, Finnair and British Airways.  This paves the way for Finnair to join the existing joint business venture between Japan Airlines and British Airways. The agreement will allow all three airlines to cooperate commercially on flights between …

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Photo: Finnair receives world’s first Airbus A321 fitted with Sharklets

by BA Staff Finnish national carrier, Finnair, became the launch customer for the new Sharklets equipped A321 by taking delivery of the first of five aircraft on order. The aircraft was officially handed over to Ville Iho, Finnair Chief Operating Officer, during a delivery ceremony at the Airbus facilities in Hamburg, Germany. Image copyright and courtesy Airbus S.A.S. Used under …

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Finnair to re-paint Marimekko livery A330 due to copyright violation

Finnair will be re-painting its Airbus A330 OH-LTM with the blue-forest livery based on the Marimekko print Metsänväki (“Forest Folk”), unveiled earlier this month. Read the story here. As per the airline We introduced the Marimekko livery with the Metsänväki (Forest folk) print on May 7, as a part of our cooperation with the Finnish design house Marimekko. On May …

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Video: Finnair A330 being painted in special Marimekko print livery

Last year, oneworld member Finnair teamed up with Finnish design and fashion house Marimekko. All Finnair aircraft will feature a Marimekko for Finnair collection of textiles and tableware, featuring Marimekko’s classic patterns which are specially designed to add a light and fresh visual and tactile dimension to the onboard experience. On of the first prints to be used was the …

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Photos: New Delhi airport – aerial views of the ramp, Jet’s A330 fleet, Blue Dart and Kenya Airways freighters

by Devesh Agarwal Once again the kind friends at Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd. (DIAL), the company which operates the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), supported the Aviation Photographers India Foundation by giving access to the airside, after they had received permission from the DGCA. Yours truly, got on to a Rosenbauer turn-table ladder (TTL) of the airport fire-fighting team, …

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Video: Om Shanti Om – Finnair crew dances onboard flight celebrates India’s Republic Day

A group of Finnair cabin crew sent their greetings to India on the eve of the nation’s 63rd Republic Day with a “Take OFF to Bollywood” dance aboard the carrier’s flight AY021 from Helsinki to New Delhi. Ms Helena Kaartinen a cabin crew of Finnair and a group of her colleagues came aboard the aircraft after the passengers were boarded, …

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Kingfisher Airlines: ending in bankruptcy or survival by blackmail ?

India’s fun airline which invites you to “fly the good times” is sending shock after shock to all its stakeholders. In the last two days the airline has cancelled almost 80 flights leaving passengers across the country, running from pillar to post as their travel plans went in to complete disarray. From an earlier announcement that the airline would cancel …

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Kingfisher Airlines and Finnair commence frequent flier partnership

Kingfisher Airlines as a member elect of the oneworld alliance has entered in to a frequent flier partnership with alliance member Finnair allowing members of their King Club and Finnair Plus programmes to earn and redeem miles on each other’s networks. Effective March 11, 2011, members of each programme can earn and redeem miles when flying with the other airline. …

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Cathay Pacific and Finnair extend their oneworld code share flights to Brisbane

Finnair and its oneworld alliance partner Cathay Pacific Airways are extending their code-share flights partnership between Hong Kong Australia and offering flights to Brisbane. Finnair will operate daily flights from Helsinki to Hong Kong using an Airbus A340 aircraft. Finnair and Cathay Pacific have cooperated earlier on routes between Hong Kong and Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Now Finnair can also …

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Finnair to resume Mumbai Helsinki service in October upgrades Delhi to A330

Finnair who are withdrawing their Mumbai services for the summer, has decided to resume its Mumbai operations from October with it’s newly inducted Airbus A330-300 fleet. Kari Stolbow, director for the Indian subcontinent has indicated to IANS the carrier will re-start Mumbai services from October 18, 2009. For the first week, Finnair will operate the older Boeing MD-11, after which …

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Two first deliveries on the same day: Airbus A330-300 to Finnair, Boeing 777F to Emirates

Two deliveries of “first” of aircraft model occurred on March 27th. Airbus delivered the first A330-300 to Finnair, out of an order for eight. Powered by General Electric CF6-80E1 engines, the new aircraft is in a two class configuration 42 Business, 229 Economy for a total seating for 271 passengers. On the same day, Boeing delivered the first 777 Freighter …

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Mumbai to loose Virgin Atlantic and Finnair flights by May

In a space of just two days, Mumbai airport authorities received a dual shock. Virgin Atlantic is suspending its London Mumbai service from May 3rd, while Finnair will suspend its Helsinki Mumbai service by mid May. Clearly the economic woes are playing havoc. The Mumbai London route has excess capacity with British Airways, Jet Airways, and Kingfisher Airlines operating non-stops, …

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Oneworld celebrates 10th anniversary, airlines unveil special livery

The One World alliance is celebrating it’s tenth anniversary, and its member airlines have unveiled a special livery on their fleets. Hope you will enjoy the images. Click on the images to see the high resolution versions. American Airlines Boeing 777 British Airways Boeing 747Japan Airlines Boeing 777Finnair Airbus A340Royal Jordanian Airlines Airbus A319Iberia Airbus A320LAN Chile Boeing 767Malev Boeing …

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Finnair to increase Helsinki New Delhi Mumbai frequencies

Kari Stolbow, Director-Indian Subcontinent, of Finnair informed that despite the economic crisis, the airline’s plans for the Indian market for next year have not changed. Finnair will increase its flights between Helsinki and New Delhi to a daily service and Mumbai to six days a week. Finnair will also replace their existing Boeing MD-11 aircraft on the India with Airbus …

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Bi-lateral agreement impeding connectivity:Finnair

According to a PTI report, Finnish carrier, Finnair has expressed, that Indo-Finn air services agreement is hampering connectivity between the two countries and its plans to operate flights to more cities in India. “At the moment, it is impossible to connect Finland with more than two India cities. The bilateral agreement between both the countries forbids it,” stated Kari Stolbow, …

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