September 6, 2013
Finnair takes delivery of first Airbus A321 with Sharklets
Finnair took delivery of an Airbus A321 aircraft, equipped with new, fuel-saving Sharklet wing tip devices. The five A321s with Sharklets will replace Finnair’s four Boeing 757s that have been used mainly for leisure and charter flights, enabling more flexibility and interoperability between European scheduled and leisure flights, driving up aircraft utilisation and thus improving returns on the fleet investment. The new aircraft also complete Finnair’s shift to an all-Airbus fleet, bringing further cost efficiencies in maintenance and pilot training to flight operations. The first aircraft left the Airbus facility in Hamburg on August 6th and entered service in Finnair’s fleet.