Finnair will fly with Airbus A330 and Airbus A350 on the Helsinki - Brussels route
From October 31 2018, Finnair will introduce widebody aircraft on the Helsinki - Brussels route. For starters, 2 times a week will fly with Airbus A330-300. As of April 2019, Finnair will also introduce the Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
There is a growing demand on European routes, and airlines are trying to manage this increase in the number of passengers by introducing bigger and bigger aircraft. This is how we get to travel with widebody aircraft on short and medium flights.
We also have some concrete examples, such as Madrid - Amsterdam with Boeing 787 Dreamliner Air Europa. Another example is the well-known LATAM flight with the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner between Madrid and Frankfurt at great prices.
Airbus A330 and Airbus A350 on the Helsinki - Brussels route
From October 31, Finnair will introduce Airbus A330-300 aircraft on the Helsinki - Brussels route, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. As of April 2019, Finnair will also fly with Airbus A350-900 on Saturday, alternating with Airbus A330-300. The rest of the flights will be operated by aircraft of the type Embraer E190 and Airbus A319.
Airbus A330 and Airbus A350 flight schedule
AY1541 Helsinki 07: 35 - 09: 15 Brussels A330-300, A350-900 Wednesday, Saturday
AY1542 Brussels 11: 40 - 15: 15 Helsinki A330-300, A350-900 Wednesday, Saturday
We have verified and confirmed the introduction of the A330 and A350 aircraft on this route, according to the schedule mentioned above.
Increasing transport capacity and introducing widebody aircraft on this route are part of Finnair's development strategy. Thus, it can increase transport capacity without buying new operating slots.
Finnair owns 8 Airbus A330-300 and 11 A350-900 aircraft. They can carry up to 336 passengers. They are large aircraft, normally used on long and very long flights.