30 November 2015

Finnair forced to lease a 777 in December due to A350 delivery delay

Finnair's A350 delivery schedule has shifted, prompting the carrier to lease a Boeing 777 from Spanish Privilege to cover Helsinki-New York services in December.

Source: Clemment Alloing


The 777-300ER that will be leased over the 7 to 23/December period has the register number EC-MIA and was previously operated by Asiana Airlines.

Source: FlyNews


Finnair had previously stated that it would receive 4 A350-900s this year and announced that they were going to be the first airline to fly to New York with the A350 XWB.



But the Finnish flag carrier has recently changed its phrasing, stating only that it will have 5 of the type by the end of the first quarter of 2016.



Finnair said the delivery of the A350 requires "airline-specific preparations and comprehensive inspections" and had warned of possible slight changes to delivery dates.

Based on the article "Finnair leases 777 to cover for A350" published in FlightGlobal.



8 comments:

  1. Is the leased 777-300ER interior any good or is it horribly outdated?

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  2. Pictures available here: http://fly-news.es/aerolineas/privilege-style-bautiza-su-boeing-777/

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  3. As long as it's a 9 abreast 772 then I'll be happy

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  5. Finnair living in hopes? 5 by first quarter of 2016? Should hope so. What else can you say.
    JC

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  6. Finnair living in hopes? 5 by first quarter of 2016? Should hope so. What else can you say.
    JC

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  7. 777-200ER from Spanish carrier Privilege

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  8. Though it had planned to wet-lease a B777-200(ER) from Privilege Style for the entire contract, the Spanish operator will only be used December 14 to 29 while the period December 7 to 13 will now be covered by a B777-200(ER) leased from Portugal euroAtlantic Airways.

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