Kaitak brings up a good point, Finnair though operates few intercontinental routes. But I could see a niche that would work VERY nicely to Finnair (and one
Let's say that 5 years down the road, Finnair decides to replace their MD-11's (but placing an order sometime in the near future, 1-2 years) and chooses the A330/340. Let's also say (hypothetically) that Finnair decides to ramp up their long-haul ops.
A330-200 - Finnair places 4 firm orders
A340-500 - Finnair places 4 firm orders
A340-300 - Finnair places 4 firm orders
OK, Finnair places an order for 12 A330/340's. Notice I've tripled Finnair's current long-haul fleet.
The A330's can be used on Helsinki - N. American flights (also includes possibilities to reopen SFO, MIA, YYZ, perhaps add 2x daily to JFK)
The A340-300's can be used on Helsinki - Asia routes (BJS, BKK/SIN, NRT) and can possibly venture into opening other routes (such as reinstating KIX, HKG, SHA)
The A340-500's would be Finnair's flagship. This ultra-long range plane would be able to make a non-stop Helsinki - Sydney flight. Forget the Kangaroo Route, just hop up to Helsinki and off to Sydney!
It's also shorter, LHR-HEL-SYD being 17001km and LHR-SIN-SYD being 17156km (ok not a whole lot) but Helsinki has 15 min. connection times, and it's rated as highly as Singapore.
Comments welcome, even if this plan does go down in flames
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.