Finnair's first A340-300, ex-VS G-VFLY (cn 058) will make it's first revenue flight in AY
-colours on 1st July from Helsinki to Shanghai as AY057. The airframe will be dedicated to the daily HEL
rotation, leaving only two hours of ground-time at Finnair's Helsinki-base and a longer maintenance layover every second week, when it will be substituted by MD
-11. Pre-delivery maintenance will be done by SR
Technics in Ireland and only small cabin modifications will be done at this stage. So maybe we will see the first Finnair in-flight bar, premium eco cabin and economy PTVs?
The registrations for the A343-fleet have been published, starting with OH
-LQA for G-VFLY and followed by QB
/C/D for the new airframes delivered in 2007. Q is just about the only letter still available in Finnair's OH
-L** range of regs.
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