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IAG Signal ‘Meaningful Return’ to Service in July; Post Q1 Loss of $146 million

International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways, has announced a first-quarter (Q1) loss for 2020 of €535 million ($579 million). This compares with an operating profit of €135 million ($146 million) for the same period last year. Unsurprisingly the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) impacted the consortium’s operations for the period resulting in a 10.5% reduction in capacity from Q1 2019. Significant losses on fuel hedging derivatives and foreign exchange transactions were also cited as contributing factors to the…

Finnair Launches Codeshare with Fiji Airways to Extend its South…

Finnair and Fiji Airways have agreed on a new codeshare partnership on select flights from Fiji Airways' main hub in the capital of Nadi, with more to be added subject to government approval. Finnair's AY code will be added to select Fiji Airways flights, including routes from Nadi to Hong…

Finnair Celebrates 50 Years of Service to New York

Finnair, the world's sixth oldest airline, recently celebrated an anniversary, 50 years of flying between Helsinki and New York. The airline's first transatlantic route, service to New York was Finnair's first major intercontinental endeavor that would be the precursor for its transformation from a regional European airline to a global…

Finnair Brings Back Nonstop Service to LAX with Flagship Airbus…

Oneworld carrier Finnair has relaunched nonstop service from its hub in Helsinki to Los Angeles yesterday after a more than 25-year hiatus. Finnair resumed the service on Sunday and will be flying nonstop to Helsinki three times per week using its new Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. This is Finnair’s first…

Finnair Outlines Expansion of Operations and Connectivity for 2017

Over the past two weeks, Finnair released several pieces of information outlining their operations for 2017, particularly in the Winter season.The carrier's first announcement was made on Jan. 12 when they decided to extend their route to Reykjavik as a year-round operation due to increased demand which is to start…

Finnair To Increase Asian Market With Extended Service

Finnair continues to grow its Asian traffic, and has today announced it will add capacity and frequencies to both its Tokyo and Hong Kong routes with the Airbus A350XWB for the Summer 2017 season. This is following news that the airline reporting a 6% increase in passenger traffic overall. Finnair plans…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Karair

Founded in 1947 as Karhumäki Airways, the Finnish airline was established as a subsidiary of aircraft maintenance and manufacturing company, Veljekset Karhumäki Oy. Scheduled passenger service began in 1951 between numerous domestic cities and the Finnish capital of Helsinki. In that same year, the airline launched their very first international…

Finnair Targets First A350 Flight to the United States

Finland's flag carrier, Finnair, is hoping to become the first airline to operate its Airbus A350-900XWB to the United States. The airline is expecting to begin service to New York's JFK in December, with discussions between the airline and the airport on-going, details are expected to be confirmed within the next…

Finnair’s First A350 XWB Makes Its Maiden Flight

Finland's flag carrier Finnair has seen its first Airbus A350-900 XWB embark on its maiden flight out of Toulouse. The aircraft, registered F-WZFM, took off at 11:20UTC on September 16th from Airbus' headquarters in southern France before conducting its initial flight tests lasting around six hours. [caption id="attachment_3088" align="alignright" width="300"] Finnair A350…

The Near Future of the Airbus A350

As of now, only four airlines have released details about their A350 aircraft: Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Qatar Airways and Vietnam Airlines.  Qatar has already commenced A350 operations, while Cathay Pacific,  Finnair and Vietnam Airlines are still awaiting delivery of their A350 aircraft. [caption id="attachment_1401" align="alignright" width="300"] Finnair A350 Economy Class…