Source: Clement Alloing
The company wants to offer the best possible customer experience for its customers, and has therefore adopted a slightly more conservative launch schedule than previously indicated.
Hand over ceremony is scheduled on 7/October at Helsinki, with the 1st commercial flight scheduled on 9/Oct to Amsterdam and Oslo.
For the first few weeks, the new aircraft will serve crew familiarization flights in Europe.
These are the planned A350-900 familiarization flights:
Helsinki – Amsterdam 9/Oct
Helsinki – Oslo 9/Oct
Helsinki – Barcelona until 10/Oct-24/Oct
Helsinki – Malaga until 10/Oct-24/Oct
Helsinki – Hamburg 11/Oct
Helsinki – Brussels 12/Oct
Helsinki – Berlin Tegel 13/Oct
Helsinki – Gothenburg 13/Oct
Helsinki – Dusseldorf 14/Oct
Helsinki – Vienna 14/Oct-20/Nov
Helsinki – Munich 15/Oct
Helsinki – London Heathrow WAS: 6/Oct IS: 15/Oct
Helsinki – Copenhagen WAS: 8/Oct IS: 18/Oct
Helsinki – Frankfurt WAS: 7/Oct IS: 19/Oct
Helsinki – Paris CDG WAS: 8/Oct IS: 31/Oct
Source: Jujug Spotting
Finnair’s 1st Airbus A350 XWB enters into long-haul service on 21/November when the aircraft flies from Helsinki to Shanghai.
The next A350 long haul destinations include Beijing (from 4/December), Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore as previously announced.
Finnair will also take the aircraft to New York later this year, becoming the first airline in the world to fly to the US with this new aircraft type.
Based on the press release “Delivery ceremony of Finnair’s first Airbus A350 XWB aircraft to take place on October 7; long-haul service to Shanghai to start November 21”.