Duke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1187 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2590 times:
They don't seem to have this planned any time soon. They have four which they
use, and I suspect they'll go on doing so as ling as they need high capacity here
and there. But at Toronto, they are now flying nothing but ol' 757s (sniff) to the
best of my knowledge. I think they have A321s too, so it's hard to say if they'll
reolace them with 777s or A330s?
Jormy From Finland, joined Jan 2000, 231 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2585 times:
Finnair hasn't decided anything yet but I would be surprised if Finnair would replace 11's with Boeing products, it really looks like Finnair is aiming for an all-airbus fleet.
So the next logical choice is propably A330/A340. Given the fact that A340-300 is actually smaller than the MD-11 and given another fact that Finnair has full-booked planes on HEL-JFK-HEL routes and charters flown by MD-11's. I wouldn't be surprised if Finnair would buy a couple of A340-500's or maybe even -600's.
There is also a small possibility that some of the MD-11's may be converted to freighters for Finnair Cargo, but who knows?