Finnair wants its A350’s faster

Finnair has asked Airbus to speed the delivery of its A350 fleet as it pushes harder to make inroads into Asia.

Finnair is making big inroads into flying to Asia as a connection flight from major European cities, its service levels are regarded as outstanding and its prices reasonable.

Two A350’s will be delivered early to join 11 A350s already in service. Finnair has another eight on order.

The airline will now take one of its A350s—originally for delivery in 2023—in 2019. Finnair has also brought forward another delivery, planned for 2022, to 2020.

The schedule for the remaining eight A350 deliveries is now:

1 in the last quarter of 2018, 2 in 2019, 2 in 2020, 2 in 2021 and 1 in 2022.