Finnair to Shanghai: First new Airbus A350 XWB

Finnair has opened sales for flights with the all-new Airbus A350 XWB starting from 25 October 2015 to Shanghai. Later, Beijing, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore routes will follow.

Finnair sees the new Airbus A350 XWB as the inauguration of a new era in travel between Europe and Asia – and a new chapter in Finnair’s history. This will be the first long-haul destinations to be served with next-generation Airbus A350 XWB aircraft. Finnair is the European launch customer, and only the third worldwide, of the completely new aircraft type, which substantially raises the bar for passenger comfort, environmental performance and operational efficiency.

Finnair is also the first airline in the world to operate the A350 on scheduled services to China, where Shanghai will be served with daily A350 service from 25 October 2015. Beijing follows with daily A350 service on 21 November 2015.

Finnair’s peak-season frequencies to Bangkok will be served with a combination of A350 and modern, comfortable A330 aircraft from 4 December 2015. Daily services to Hong Kong from 1 February 2016 and to Singapore from 5 May 2016 will also be operated with a combination of A350 and A330 aircraft.

Customers can determine the planned aircraft type of their flight by clicking on the flight number during the online booking process at Finnair.com, or by consulting with their travel agent. Changes in aircraft type are possible for operational reasons.

“We are thrilled to reach this important milestone as we gear up for a seamless transition to A350 operations,” says Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo .

“Our A350 investment program is the largest in the company’s 92-year history, and these aircraft will form the backbone of our long-haul operations for years to come while also playing an essential role in our sustainable, long-term profitability. I can truly speak for all employees when I say we cannot wait to welcome passengers on board.”

Finnair A350 XWB Economy Class Cabin 04 LR

Read more here: http://news.cision.com/finnair/r/finnair-opens-sales-for-flights-with-all-new-airbus-a350-xwb,c9752828

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