- will confirm plan for "transition aircraft" (more A340-300?) soon
Finnair Oyj (FIA1S.HE) Tuesday said it expects to reach an agreement with commercial plane maker Airbus in the near future on compensation for delays to deliveries of the Airbus A350.
In its fourth-quarter earnings statement, Finnair said it ordered nine Airbus A350s with options for four more. The first delivery of the plane will now occur in 2014, compared with an original delivery schedule of 2012-2015.
"We expect to conclude to negotiations with Airbus Industrie in the near future and confirm a plan for aircraft acquisitions during a transition period," the airline said in its statement.