Friday, February 24, 2017

Finnair announces major Asia expansion

Finnair has officially announced that it will be re-configuring some of its Airbus A350-900s into a high density configuration which will be better suited to its long haul Asian destinations that primarily see greater leisure demand versus premium.

Currently, AY's A359s seat 297 pax in a 2 class layout i.e. 46J + 251Y. However, the new high density configuration will have 32J (flat beds) + 304Y giving a total of 336 seats i.e. +13% on board capacity. The initial routes destined for these HD aircraft are Bangkok, Seoul and Beijing. 

In addition to the above, AY also revealed the below mentioned changes to long haul route network:

HKG - frequencies increased from daily to 10 weekly

NRT - frequencies increased from daily to 11 weekly during S17 season only

SIN - frequencies increased from 5 weekly to daily flights using an A359

KIX - capacity increased from daily A333 to daily A359

GOI (Goa, India) - new 2 weekly seasonal flights using an A333 effective 29NOV operated nonstop from HEL

BKK - frequencies increased from double daily to 16 weekly

DEL - frequencies increased from 5 to 6 weekly using an A333

ICNcapacity increased from daily A333 to daily A359


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