Finnair has made this announcement:
Finnair continues to grow its Asian operations and adds Busan in South Korea as a new destination in summer 2020. Finnair will be the first and only airline connecting Busan to Europe with a non-stop flight.
In summer season 2020, Finnair will operate from Helsinki to Busan three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, starting on March 30th, 2020 (subject to regulatory approvals) with its modern Airbus A350 aircraft, with flights connecting smoothly to and from Finnair’s vast network of European destinations.
The addition of Busan into Finnair’s network connects over 100 European destinations with 20 destinations in Asia.
Busan (above) is South Korea’s second largest city with 3.5 million inhabitants. It is located on the south-eastern tip of the Korean Peninsula and is known for its beautiful scenery that combines mountains, rivers and the sea. It offers excellent beaches and great hiking trails in a temperate climate.
Finnair specialises in connecting Europe and Asia via the short Northern route through Helsinki, Finland, with timetables designed to support smooth transfers and short travel times.
Top Copyright Photo: Finnair Airbus A350-941 OH-LWL (msn 134) (Marinekko Kivet) HEL (Tony Storck). Image: 943563.
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China Southern Airlines has taken delivery of its first of 20 Airbus A350-900s, becoming the newest operator of this latest generation and highly efficient twin-engine, long-range wide-body aircraft. The Guangzhou-based carrier operates an Airbus fleet of 335 aircraft, including 282 A320 Family aircraft, 48 A330 Family aircraft and five A380 aircraft (figures at the end of May 2019).
China Southern’s A350-900 aircraft features a modern and comfortable three-class cabin layout of 314 seats: 28 business, 24 premium economy and 262 economy. The airline will initially operate the new aircraft on its domestic routes from Guangzhou to Shanghai and Beijing, followed by flights to international destinations.
At the end of May 2019, the A350 XWB Family had received 893 firm orders from 51 customers worldwide, making it one of the most successful wide-body aircraft ever.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Airbus): China Southern Airlines Airbus A350-941 F-WZGP (B-308T) (msn 318) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 946674.
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Evelop Airlines, the Spanish carrier of Barceló Group’s Ávoris travel division, has taken delivery of its first of two Airbus A350 XWBs. The second aircraft will be delivered in 2020.
Above Photo: Airbus. Others by the airline.
The A350-900, on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ASLC), will be based at Madrid Barajas – Adolfo Suárez airport and deployed on long-haul routes to Caribbean destinations.
It features a high comfort single class configuration with 432 seats. Passengers will enjoy more personal space, the quietest cabin of any twin-aisle aircraft and the latest generation cabin products, including individual onboard in-flight entertainment.
Evelop Airlines operates an all Airbus fleet of one A320-200, one A330-200 and three A330-300s.
Editor’s Note: The pictured EC-NBO was handed over on March 28, 2019.
Top Copyright Photo: Evelop Airlines Airbus A350-941 F-WZHJ (EC-NBO) (msn 293) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 946016.
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- Seattle/Tacoma to be Delta’s latest U.S. gateway to benefit from expanded selection of industry-leading premium seat products on flights to Shanghai, Seoul-Incheon and Tokyo-Narita
- Customers can choose from 29 award-winning Delta One Suites, 28 seats in the popular Delta Premium Select category, 56 Delta Comfort + seats and 168 Main Cabin seats on new widebody aircraft
- From award-winning Delta Sky Club to brand new state-of-the-art immigration and customs facility set to open in 2020, Delta is investing in the Seattle customer experience
More options, choice and comfort are on the way for Delta customers traveling to and from top Asian destinations at its Seattle-Tacoma International Airport hub beginning July 1.
Customers will begin to see these expanded products on Seattle/Tacoma flights this summer:
- Shanghai effective July 1
- Seoul-Incheon effective August 1
- Tokyo-Narita effective August 31
The Airbus A330-900neo aircraft also reduces the travel carbon footprint, with increased fuel efficiency per seat of more than 20 percent when compared with previous generation aircraft. Delta will offer its flagship Delta One Suite and Delta Premium Select products on three aircraft types including the A350 and updated Boeing 777s.
Delta’s Seattle/Tacoma Hub
On March 1, Delta will begin operating its Seattle/Tacoma-Tokyo-Narita route with Airbus A350 aircraft, featuring Delta One Suite and Delta Premium Select options. Delta currently operates the Boeing 767-300ER on Seattle/Tacoma service to Shanghai and Seoul-Incheon. Delta will also begin operating two of its six daily flights between Seattle/Tacoma and San Jose, California with its new Airbus A220 aircraft.
Delta operates more than 150 peak-day departures to more than 50 destinations from its hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
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Below Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-941 N504DN (msn 160) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944036.
Goshawk has announces the delivery of an Airbus A350-900 aircraft to four star carrier Philippine Airlines. This is the first delivery between Goshawk and Philippine Airlines.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of partnership between Airbus and Philippine Airlines. To celebrate this partnership, Philippine Airlines has showcased its ‘Love Bus’ logo on the aircraft, which was first unveiled on Philippine Airlines Airbus A300B4 aircraft in 1979.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Goshawk): Philippines (Philippine Airlines) Airbus A350-941 F-WZNA (RP-C3507) (msn 280) (The Love Bus) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 945448.
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