Andaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3956 times:
According to Finnish papers the 3rd of July will be the last day for Finnair's MD-80 serie planes.
Anyone knows which will be the route for the last flight?
After that Finnair's narrow body fleet will be all Airbus and Embraer.
Andaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3879 times:
Quoting Solnabo (Reply 1): AY seems to be eons ahead of SK and the crappy manegemant...
Well, as a tax payer I am happy they have managed to make some money. They hit Asia the right time, their CEO said they could grow even faster if they could get the right kind of wide bodies quick enough and if HEL could expand faster. As a Finnish traveller I am happy SAS/Blue1 especially keeps them busy in Finland/Europe, and more competition welcome.
Ravel From Finland, joined Feb 2006, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3671 times:
I have flown with Finnair's MD-80 planes four times. In February 1987, from Helsinki to Eilat-Ovda to Helsinki (a charter, operated by Kar-Air flight number!) and in June 1990 from Helsinki to Warsaw-Okecie to Helsinki. I think it was called "DC-9 Super 82" back then.
I think Finnair allowed smoking in the plane in the 1980's but I was seated in front of the plane so it didn't matter much to me.