Finnair has begun to use its Airbus A350-900 on a daily service between Helsinki and Hong Kong.
The Oneworld member becomes the first airline to introduce the A350 to Hong Kong, as it continues to focus strategically on the Asian market. The widebody aircraft has already been deployed on Finnair’s flights to Shanghai, Bangkok and Beijing.
“This is the biggest investment in Finnair history,” said Lars Olofsson, the airline’s sales director for Greater China. “Being among the first airlines to order [the A350], we expect the investment to enable growth both in our passenger services as well as in cargo traffic.”
Finnair’s A350 lands in Hong Kong
The A350 has been configured with a two-class layout, offering 46 seats in business and 251 in economy – 43 of which have been designated as Economy Comfort seats with expanded pitch. (For our Tried & Tested review of the business class product during the plane’s delivery flight, see here.)
Flight A069 departs Helsinki at 2340 and arrives in Hong Kong at 1530 the following day. The return service sees flight AY070 take off from Hong Kong at 0025 and touch down in Helsinki at 0600 the same day.
Along with the many passenger comforts that the new A350 offers, the airline is also introducing a signature Nordic-inspired menu developed by Finds Restaurant & Bar executive chef Jaako Sorsa. For a full review of the menu, see here.
“We want to offer the best experience of Nordic hospitality,” said Maarit Keranen, Finnair’s head of in-flight services. “We hope the escalating products and services will offer Hong Kong travellers the most pleasant trip to Europe.”
For more information, visit finnair.com