AY halted flights to Brussels until 17th of June since Swissport Belgium went bankrupt.
Source : https://twitter.com/Finnair/status/1271 ... 67713?s=20
chunhimlai wrote:Will AY order freight aircraft and build logistics hub like HKG/ANC in the future?
Finnair flight AY8851 operated by an A350-900 OH-LWL has just landed at Tallinn Airport, bringing medical equipments to Estonia as a cargo. Has to be the shortest international A350 flight ever? (HEL-TLL, total flight time 20 minutes) And was it the first A350 ever at TLL? Yes. It was the first vis...Jump to post
Transport Canada is going to be conducting their own flight tests on the 737 MAX independently of the US FAA per recent comments by Canadian officials to a House of Commons Committee: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/boeing-737-max-recertification-flight-tests-1.5476130 The country's top aviation o...Jump to post
kruiseri wrote:teme82 wrote:YIMBY wrote:Do they have hardware to LCY?
The E-190's might be able to do the flights. With some payload restrictions. But Norra don't have qualified captains to fly the landing and take off.
Would those qualifications be too difficult to obtain ?
FAA is reviewing wiring issue found on the 737 MAX: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-737max-safety/boeing-faa-reviewing-wiring-issue-on-grounded-737-max-idUSKBN1Z40U9 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/business/boeing-737-max.html "The New York Times reported Boeing is reviewing wheth...Jump to post
I was invited to HEL yesterday and watched at passengers boarding to HO's flight to PVG. To my amazement, the majority of passengers was reportedly Japanese passengers heading to Japan via Shanghai. Flights usually are 60-80% full but yesterday it was nearly sold out (only a few seats left). I assu...Jump to post
trent768 wrote:Any Finns out there could give me more info on the strike, like will it happen again? I'm flying ARN-CGK with AY/CX next week (same booking published by AY) and I want to know will AY help me to sort stuff up with CX if poop hits the fan blade lol!
MareBorealis wrote:They now have scheduled flights LGW to IVL and KTT in Lapland, a couple of times/week. HEL-LGW sounds good but what would be their reason for that?
I'd blame more the hygienic situation of India. Yes... And the relaxed policy of antibiotics is part of that... Seriously one story that I heard was that some one got a bacteria from a door handle. The bacteria was so resilient to cleaning products and antibiotics that there is no way other than he...Jump to post
Finnish employees don't mind this outsourcing tactic? A couple of years back AY and the cabin crew union made a deal covering SIN and HKG, I assume the same was now done with DEL. DEL has been a bit problematic in terms of Staff for AY. If I'm not mistaken some part of the staff don't like to fly t...Jump to post
I hope they would return to HEL but I won't hold my breath for that to happen.Jump to post
Per Lentoposti , Finland has gained 2 slots at HND, one for both Finnair and JAL. The same goes for Haneda–Scandinavia where ANA gained one daily slot for operations to Scandinavia. However, I've been told (by a person who works for Finavia) that AY's HND slots are yet to be confirmed. But it's lik...Jump to post
Look at Gemuser's post #4. It's up to the negotiating government to award the slots to specific carriers, not the government of Japan. I wouldn't assume that Switzerland is part of a bilateral EU-Japan slot negotiation. You are correct there. I meant that AY has stronger presence in Japan than many...Jump to post
For Europe KLM and AY are probably both going to fight for HND slots, as is Swiss. AY is the stronger choice since it's bigger in Japan than KLM or Swiss. Look at Gemuser's post #4. It's up to the negotiating government to award the slots to specific carriers, not the government of Japan. I wouldn'...Jump to post
AY has been interested in launching flights to Haneda for several years, so I'd be surprised if AY didn't purchase any slots at HND. I don't think they are up for purchase. Also, I don't think Europe will get much of them. Well if AY don't get the slots certain individuals in the Government will lo...Jump to post
So is Finland prepared to give the Koreans fifth freedoms to fly beyond HEL and pick up passengers there? The agreement has already 5th freedom rights to both parties. This agreement seems to be extension to the original. If I understood the agreement text correctly. [EDIT] And the agreement gives ...Jump to post
A321LR has a range of 7,400km, while A321XLR has 8,700km. With A321XLR, AY could fly to entire China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, India, Canada and almost to the entire USA. A321LR can reach Korea, India, and almost Canada entirely. So, we can probably assume, that AY is heading to Japan, USA and China...Jump to post
QuawerAir wrote:First ATR 72 (OH-ATI) has been refurbished and repainted. As of now, ATRs will be flying in Finnair colors. Looks nice! I wonder if the entire Finnair fleet will have the black windscreen as well.
@777Jet: thanks for the link -- it worked here in the US. Both as a person and as an aerospace engineer working in flight dynamics and control, I found it very hard to watch. 350 people are not supposed to die that way. +1 Those fiercely defending Boeing regarding the 737 MAX fiasco really should w...Jump to post
An interesting Finnish news article where it is explained that the JASSM is not part of the requirement set for the fighter competition. The useful life of the missile, the fact that Finland doesn’t want to pay integration costs for the new platform and that all the entrants will have a long range ...Jump to post
So does it mean Tokyo becomes the first Finnair destination that could use something larger than an A359? Both because of extra demand and technical reasons. A350-1000 could be a perfect aircraft for Finnair and not only to fly to Tokyo but also to high-demand destinations such as PEK, PVG, and ICN...Jump to post
HND is a 24 hours airport so if a future Finland-Japan bilateral extends to this airport, then HND will enable midnight flights on the route too. After hitting the submit button it recalled that HND is 24/7 airport. Only if AY would get the slots on the next batch the night HND would be possible da...Jump to post
There is between 1 am to 6 am. It got extended few years back. 00:30 departure from NRT would make them to arrive to HEL at 4:30. Quite long wait for morning European departures at ±8:00. Their flights from HKG, BKK and SIN arrives around 6:00: they should open lounges earlier and other staff. I do...Jump to post
AY is doing night KIX that leaves at the same bank than the SIN and HKG flights. It departs around 01:25 and arrives after 05:30. So departure at 00:30 from NRT would be possible. I think there is a night curfew in NRT so they need to depart before 23:00. There is between 1 am to 6 am. It got exten...Jump to post
Actually, there is no good options. First, the current schedule allows return flight in 24-hours timeframe what is great for efficiency and scheduling complexity. Second, they if they go with their second wave and depart from Helsinki to NRT just before midnight (as they do with Singapore flight, s...Jump to post
A couple of days ago, SWISS Airbus A220-100 visited HEL to introduce the aircraft to Finnair. In September 2016, the larger A220-300 visited HEL for the same purpose. As Lentoposti says, A220 could replace the current fleet operated by Norra. Actually i thought that this would be the only viable op...Jump to post
I didn't blame or absolve anyone of responsibility. Blame shouldn't be the aim of the exercise here (but may happen much later in court). Allowing the 'logic' of MCAS to be certified in its current state is a collective failure of the certifying authorities, of which the FAA was the lead. Boeing's ...Jump to post
What can one wear in such cold weather? I'm the wrong person to ask, but layering is apparently the go, though I probably did a poor job of it. In Rovaniemi (-20C) I had some lined pants from Uniqlo, a Heatek thermal top from the same place and a down jacket with a wind/water proof jacket over the ...Jump to post
AY will have their planes re-fueled at DBX or DWC ... Currently BKK-HEL, DEL-HEL and KBV-HEL heading for fuel.Jump to post
anshabhi wrote:unrave wrote:Ministry of External Affairs statement: IAF shot down one PAF aircraft and one pilot of the IAF is missing in action.
It's horrendous to even think India is using Mig 21s in Kashmir in 2019
NIKV69 wrote:His lawyer Mark Geragos thinks he will be signed to the Panthers in two weeks LOLOL
I was tempted by the recent jetstar japan sale as i am yet to go, but the change in OOL or CNS makes the journey that bit longer! Usually for me two take-offs are better than one. Thats quite a detour going via japan also! Finnair seem to be quite cheap from SE Asia too, which is easier to get to, ...Jump to post
According to Times of India , Finnair pulls out of Goa after 25 years of operation. Presumably, AY will use the aircraft operating to GOI on another route, either launching a totally new route or increasing frequencies on a currently operated route. I would like to see AY replacing GOI by another I...Jump to post
For some reason there is no pictures on the TR.Jump to post
Thank you both! I recall first wanting to fly Finnair when they still had their MD-11s. I'm told Vantaa is being upgraded. It's way too busy now and I would have thought that Helsinki is one of those places where boarding by airbridge would be a good idea, though snow isn't as bad as heavy rain. Th...Jump to post
Hi Teme82, it was OH-LWE. I'm not sure your week of summer would correspond to our school holidays! :D Would love to have visited Tallinn, but I do need sufficient time to catch an Estonian train at least *one* station as my rules state that I have to ride a train in each country I visit! (Way of n...Jump to post
OH-LWA the first A350 of AY fle on it when it was brand new HEL-LHR-HEL For the return it's either OH-LWC or LWE can't really see the last letter on the reg. Next time come when it's summer in here and the boat trip to Tallinn is highly recommend.Jump to post