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by HELyes
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!
Replies: 70
Views: 9005

Re: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!

The distances are very long to Scandinavia, but according to Airbus would be within range of an A350-900 at its longest range, and presumably also the 777-8. V/F It's a long way from NZ to anywhere in Europe but the Nordic hubs are closer to Auckland than LHR FRA or CDG, comparing the Great Circle ...

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by HELyes
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!
Replies: 70
Views: 9005

Re: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!

A lot much change before that happens.. Hard to see it making any sense economically. But how cool it would be to see a Nordic carrier down there in NZ or AU one day. A couple of years back Finnair's CEO answered "never say never" when asked about Sydney, though stressed there are no such ...

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by HELyes
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Zoom flew to Phuket...
Replies: 16
Views: 3314

Re: So Zoom flew to Phuket...

I believe that it was Zoom Airlines, sister company, Zoom UK that operated a few charter flights for a Scandinavian company operating to HKT and BKK if I'm not mistaken. Yes you are right, Zoom UK 767 operated flights for Nordic tour operator(s) to Thailand, at least on Billund-Phuket it seems. The...

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by HELyes
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 459
Views: 63042

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

I noticed that as well. There were some other interesting flight paths this evening due to a bit of a storm in the region. A front of severe thunderstorms hit Helsinki city and moved north-east over HEL. The winds looked really strong, no wonder new flight paths were chosen. Even the national emerg...

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by HELyes
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 99
Views: 1837

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

Never left the airport:

AUH Abu Dhabi
BRU Brussels
CPH Copenhagen
DOH Doha
DXB Dubai
FRA Frankfurt
MUC Munich
ZRH Zurich

Never left the aircraft:

FAO Faro
IST Istanbul
JOE Joensuu
TKU Turku

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by HELyes
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15266

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

Colombo does not have any nonstop service to the U.S., but it does have nonstop service to DOH, HEL, LHR, and NRT, which are hubs for oneworld alliance members QR, BA, AY, and JL. The only nonstop services between Colombo and Helsinki have been seasonal leisure flights, operated by tour operators l...

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by HELyes
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 72
Views: 1345

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

DC-10: Finnair HEL-SEA (of the HEL-SEA-LAX route) in summer 1986, my first and only DC-10 flight.

MD-11 short haul: Finnair HEL-STN charter in 1991, probably crew training. Those days package trips to inexpensive (!) London were popular...

MD-11 long haul: Finnair HEL-BKK in 2003

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by HELyes
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crossing the pond, Finnish style! AY/AA CPH-HEL-JFK-DFW-FSM
Replies: 19
Views: 6303

Re: Crossing the pond, Finnish style! AY/AA CPH-HEL-JFK-DFW-FSM

Yeah, it really is a pity. I loved the A333 but I've never flown on the 350 and would've loved to try it on this route. Havana, Puerto Plata, and Puerto Vallerta? Seems like a bit of a waste for such a lovely aircraft, IMHO Amrit Yes it looks a bit odd they'll put their shiny new A350 on those leis...

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by HELyes
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crossing the pond, Finnish style! AY/AA CPH-HEL-JFK-DFW-FSM
Replies: 19
Views: 6303

Re: Crossing the pond, Finnish style! AY/AA CPH-HEL-JFK-DFW-FSM

Hi kann123air, Thanks for the enjoyable TR! Pity AY don't fly A350 to JFK yet, after trying A350 you don't miss back to A333 ,) Their first scheduled A350 destination in Americas will be Puerto Vallarta in Mexico next winter, plus Havana and Puerto Plata. Yes they served Mumbai around 2007-2009, hop...

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by HELyes
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Finnair order smaller wide-body jets?
Replies: 43
Views: 7410

Re: Should Finnair order smaller wide-body jets?

Can't see the A321LR fitting with them to be honest. The furthest their leisure fleet goes is the Canaries. Finnair is expected to announce a narrowbody order in the near future, curious to see how it goes. A321LR would be cool but probably not happening. They don't have a separate leisure fleet/di...

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by HELyes
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 8544

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

blacksoviet wrote:
SMF or SFO


They serve SFO 3x weekly seasonally, A333

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by HELyes
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 8544

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

Qatar's website shows 787 for HEL from September on. Finnair's current long narrowbody routes are typically leisure-orientated, package holidays have always been a big part of their business model. They do offer a Business class to DXB on A321 (6h flight) but it's just a Y class seat, the middle sea...

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by HELyes
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 8544

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

What about Urumqi? No European airline serves there and the main connection from Europe is through Astana or Almaty. That would be interesting, in theory western China could be served by their A321, HEL-URC 2403 nm is around 100 nm shorter than their HEL-LPA route. I wonder if they've ever consider...

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by HELyes
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3327
Views: 1061944

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
Finnair unveils a special Marimekko Kivet livery on their 11th A350 (MSN 134)
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Looking something like this:

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by HELyes
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 459
Views: 63042

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

The 11th A350 for Finnair has a special Marimekko livery "Kivet", the minimalistic pattern is originally from 1956. OH-LWL will be delivered in September.

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by HELyes
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: St. Petersburg mayoral candidate: "go back to Africa"
Replies: 30
Views: 1104

Re: St. Petersburg mayoral candidate: "go back to Africa"

Dutchy wrote:
Ah St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, not the one in Russia. Perhaps the headline could be changed to include that, gives a bit more context.


A similar reaction here, a Russian politician says what??

This happens quite often on A.Net, a non-American get confused ;)

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by HELyes
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?
Replies: 106
Views: 9722

Re: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?

FUK-HEL. Old joke. Sorry, I couldn't resist. FUK-HEL exists already actually, 3x weekly by Finnair ;) Would be great to see Norwegian opening TATL routes from HEL, its expected we'll see a new long haul service in 2018, JFK perhaps? BKK would be less risky though. They currently serve DXB from HEL,...

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by HELyes
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 60
Views: 12349

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

Huh?? In all recent polls, the Green Party (Miljöpartiet) falls below or is just on the limit of 4% of the votes required to get represenation in the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament). . The recent polls in Finland give 13-15% share to the local Greens, they probably are the strongest Green party in Eur...

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by HELyes
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair in Ukraine
Replies: 16
Views: 2661

Re: Ryanair in Ukraine

How is the LCC market in Ukraine generally at the moment? To all A.Net readers, one thing I will warn to everyone. Be prepared for a lot of fake news about this from various putinbots (trolls from Olgino) e.g, allegations that Ukraine is unsafe or that FR didn't get the insurance etc. This is becaus...

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by HELyes
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 459
Views: 63042

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

An incident on Finnair AY089 to BKK last Friday: According to Thai news two Estonian citizens were caught smoking in lavatory, not only once but five (!) times. Thai police were waiting for the couple at BKK. They were eventually told that they would face five-year jail sentence and/or a fine of up ...

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by HELyes
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 8544

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

[ A return to FOR and REC would be great, but the A350 would be probably too much capacity. I don't know if they have A321 Neos on order, but that would probably be enough... No A321neos on order, though they do use A321 on HEL-LPA and thats longer leg than LPA-FOR. Anyway, I believe their customer...

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by HELyes
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 8544

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

One Finnish newspaper released TOP 10 list of destinations where Finnish people traveled to spend their autumn holiday in 2016. There were three US destination in the TOP 10 and Atlanta was the 3rd among the US destinations. How is that possible? Why would Finnish people want to spend their holiday...

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by HELyes
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 8544

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

Long haul: Would be cool if they returned to Toronto, with A350 thank you. But it's expected they'll announce some less served destination in NE Asia next, that works best for them.

Short haul: Relaunching LIS would be great, now they codeshare with TAP

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by HELyes
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airshow Cockpit Video: Midnight Hawks/Finnish Air Force
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Airshow Cockpit Video: Midnight Hawks/Finnish Air Force

https://youtu.be/yfES5uNJa4g
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A cockpit video from the Helsinki Air Show 9th June, Midnight Hawks (Finnish Air Force/BAe Hawk Mk51) performing:

https://youtu.be/yfES5uNJa4g

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by HELyes
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Parliament finally voting on gay marriage
Replies: 44
Views: 1214

Re: German Parliament finally voting on gay marriage

Zaf wrote:
yes but i think the risk will be higher with 2 men than with man/woman couples.


Following that logic adult men should never be left alone with children...

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by HELyes
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying in the midnight sun with JAL from Finland to Japan
Replies: 7
Views: 5124

Re: Flying in the midnight sun with JAL from Finland to Japan

Thanks for the TR, it looks JAL truly have a civilized Y product!

Yes the Asia flights make HEL crowded at times, the terminal(s) is being expanded though, the first extension will be opened this month.

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by HELyes
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Architecture on currency
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Architecture on currency

A Finnish pre-Euro note from 1986. Finlandia Hall, honoring the architect Alvar Aalto:

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by HELyes
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Parliament finally voting on gay marriage
Replies: 44
Views: 1214

Re: German Parliament finally voting on gay marriage

Congratulations Germany!

How about Austria and Switzerland?

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by HELyes
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?
Replies: 54
Views: 6486

Re: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?

AY is in the TATL JV, it wouldn't be competition. I think it might be likely for them to coordinate an AA flight to an AA hub or to use AA if they want to add capacity on an existing route. There is no need currently for extra capacity on any existing route. There is no need for two daily flights t...

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by HELyes
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 459
Views: 63042

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Hundreds of people are stranded worldwide after Norwegian crew shortage. It's mostly a lack of pilots. Norwegian has cancelled several flights because of this. Seemingly extremely poor planning. The same thing happened last June as well, when more than 30% of departures were cancelled. In Norwegian...

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by HELyes
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?
Replies: 54
Views: 6486

Re: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?

A friend who works at the oneworld office told me it is likely Finnair will launch HEL-LAX with the A350 next spring. Would be cool if Finnair returned to LAX but I'm afraid not any time soon. They just got the rights to fly to Sapporo, Nanjing and Busan, their next LH destination probably is one o...

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by HELyes
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?
Replies: 54
Views: 6486

Re: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?

QF PER to HEL :-) It would be 100pc connecting traffic but would give QF a oneworld point better placed for Europe than London... and avoid DXB. Can't see it happening though. Good idea, AY already feed JAL in HEL so why not QF :) And PER-HEL is 763nm shorter than PER-LHR PER-HEL 7066nm PER-LHR 782...

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by HELyes
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair narrow-body fleet renewal
Replies: 8
Views: 2370

Re: Finnair narrow-body fleet renewal

Are they looking at replacing their whole narrow body fleet? Some of their A321s are pretty new, their youngest one were delivered less than two months ago and they still have a few ceos on order. The oldest small Buses need to be replaced but yes most of their A321s are new, a majority have arrive...

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by HELyes
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?
Replies: 54
Views: 6486

Re: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?

Finnair's CEO just said rather than opening new routes to North-America their goal is to improve current services, preferably making all routes year-round. Currently they only have 10% of their capacity in N-America, comparing to 50% in Asia, that's their bread and butter Aeromexico perhaps? There a...

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by HELyes
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 459
Views: 63042

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Today Finnair celebrate the 70th anniversary of cabin crew training: https://twitter.com/Finnair/status/877469025248444418 Finnair style 1969, DC-8 First Class FinnHostess :) http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee500/MIKROKUPU/09c6d0bb-2b43-4ed2-99ec-f85199aef8ad_zpsypd8wszp.jpg Current look: http:/...

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by HELyes
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 459
Views: 63042

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Norwegian is launching a seasonal 1x weekly service from HEL to Marrakech next winter

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by HELyes
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announced Skytrax "Airline of the Year"
Replies: 35
Views: 3940

Re: Qatar Airways announced Skytrax "Airline of the Year"

Disappointed to see GA ranking drop over the years. I always fly GA whilst holidaying in Indonesia, excellent product offering & fantastic crew. EK413 Garuda actually improved their rating from last year and they were named number one in Cabin Crew category. http://www.worldairlineawards.com/Aw...

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by HELyes
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announced Skytrax "Airline of the Year"
Replies: 35
Views: 3940

Re: Qatar Airways announced Skytrax "Airline of the Year"

Garuda beats out Air France, and there is no mention of Virgin Atlantic? Yeah right. Totally credible! Virgin Atlantic is 33th, between Delta and Korean Air Europeans: 1 Lufthansa 2 Turkish Airlines 3 Swiss Int'l Air Lines 4 Austrian 5 Air France 6 KLM 7 Finnair 8 Norwegian 9 Aeroflot Russian Airli...

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by HELyes
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines in Europe
Replies: 23
Views: 3647

Re: Airlines in Europe

SAS had Blue1 (SASFinland) in HEL, the brand was carefully tailored for the Finnish customers but it all faded away. I still miss it.

Now Norwegian operate many of the former Blue1 routes, domestic and Euro routes

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by HELyes
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Fukuoka-Frankfurt flights?
Replies: 31
Views: 4977

Re: Why no Fukuoka-Frankfurt flights?

ChrisFallon77 wrote:
FUK No :)- Cant see this one happening. I am still waiting for direct service from the US or EU to my favorite Japanese city, Sapporo


It looks Sapporo is a strong candidate to be Finnair's next (19th) destination in Asia, their 5th city in Japan. Something new is coming in summer 2018.

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by HELyes
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Fukuoka-Frankfurt flights?
Replies: 31
Views: 4977

Re: Why no Fukuoka-Frankfurt flights?

c933103 wrote:
Do they have any words on SDJ/PUS/TPE?


When the new overflight deal with Russia was released Sapporo, Nanjing and Busan where mentioned as possible new routes by Finnish aviation authorities. Finnair only say they are "negotiating".

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by HELyes
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Fukuoka-Frankfurt flights?
Replies: 31
Views: 4977

Re: Why no Fukuoka-Frankfurt flights?

HEL/FUK on AY is seasonal. It's not operating now. FUK is served 3x weekly between 27 April – 28 October . This summer AY fly to: NRT 11x weekly KIX daily NGO daily FUK 3x weekly + co operating closely with JAL daily NRT-HEL, the joint business between BA JL AY IB Sapporo is "under studing&quo...

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by HELyes
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 459
Views: 63042

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

https://www.finavia.fi/en/news-room/new ... airport-a/
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HEL recruits 200 test "passengers" to assess the new airport facilities in July:

https://www.finavia.fi/en/news-room/new ... airport-a/

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by HELyes
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3327
Views: 1061944

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Glad to see Finnair is happy with their A350s! Their livery actually looks stunning on the A359. I'm actually hard pressed to think of a bad looking one. The Air Caraibes A350 is my current "best looking plane" of any type. I was surprised how well Finnair's "challenging" livery...

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by HELyes
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 459
Views: 63042

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

JetBuddy wrote:
Looks beautiful! I love the wooden ceiling, reminds me of OSL.


Yes got the same OSL feeling, all very Nordic

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by HELyes
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 459
Views: 63042

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Some visions of future HEL: At the beginning of 2020 new check-in and arrivals halls will be completed in front of the current terminal. The wooden roof and the central square in front of the new terminal are meant to become landmarks of the airport. This is a part of the 100K m2 terminal extension,...

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by HELyes
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying With Peacekeepers: Finnair A320 To PFO Cyprus
Replies: 3
Views: 2836

Re: Flying With Peacekeepers: Finnair A320 To PFO Cyprus

Hi mdavies06, Yes it was good to escape the unusually cold spring up here in north.

Finnair used to be a big charter operator, they changed their strategy and now they have dozens of leisure orientated scheduled routes. Seems to be working ok.

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by HELyes
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To Finlonia with Finnair in Business Class (w/pics)
Replies: 5
Views: 3690

Re: To Finlonia with Finnair in Business Class (w/pics)

Thanks for the TR, great pictures. Yes A359 available daily know on HEL-LHR, flight AY831/832

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by HELyes
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best looking MD-11 or MD-11F..?
Replies: 17
Views: 876

Re: The best looking MD-11 or MD-11F..?

Wasn't my favourite aircraft to fly buy I did liked this livery:

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by HELyes
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 459
Views: 63042

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Finnair has taken the delivery of the 9th A350 (OH-LWI), first one with high-density 336 seat configuration. Two more to come later this year. Lentoposti The new configuration 32 J /304 Y (currently 46 J /251 Y ) has 14 less J seats, make sense especially on the 'leisure routes' to Thailand, Cuba, ...

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