First, the good news. Finnair will unveil the first member of its new fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft at the Helsinki Airport on Wednesday and introduce a total of 11 A350s into service over the next two years. The brand-new aircraft consume approximately 25–30 per cent less fuel than the Airbus A340s they will replace, thus providing the majority state-owned airline with a significant competitive advantage because fuel costs account for 25–40 per cent of its costs.
HS in English
Finnair is taking a bold but calculated risk
The A350s will also improve the passenger experience and may encourage many to choose Finnair as the carrier for their next flight.