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Finnair to fly new Airbus A350-900 route to Los Angeles in 2019

Delivered on June 2, 2017

Finnair has made this announcement:

Continuing with its growth strategy, Finnair today announced it will begin flying to Los Angeles, California, as of next spring. Finnair will fly three weekly frequencies to LAX airport as of March 31, 2019.

In addition, the new route to Los Angeles will be Finnair’s first US route to be regularly operated with the new Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

Finnair is also making some additions to its summer program for the San Francisco and Chicago route. Both routes will begin in April, and a fourth frequency will be added for San Francisco as of May. With these changes, Finnair will now offer a daily flight to California during the summer season with the new three-weekly flight to Los Angeles and the new fourth weekly service to San Francisco.

Los Angeles will be Finnair’s fifth US destination, along with New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami. The approximate flight times are expected to be 11 hours to LAX and 10 hours and 30 minutes to Helsinki.

The new route will be operated within the Atlantic joint business between Finnair, American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia. The joint business offers customers additional flight choices, better connections and better pricing on transatlantic routes. Currently, the four airlines operate over 100 daily return flights between Europe and North America.

Copyright Photo: Finnair Airbus A350-941 OH-LWI (msn 104) SIN (Michael B. Ing). Image: 939254.

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Kuwait Airways retires the last Airbus A340-300

Kuwait Airways Airbus A340-313 9K-AND (msn 104) LHR (SPA). Image: 925234.

Kuwait Airways (Kuwait City) quietly operated its last Airbus A340-300 revenue flight on July 31, 2017. Flight KU 156, with the pictured 9K-AND, departed Istabul (Ataturk) at 03:30 am and arrived at 06:44 am local time at the Kuwait City base according to Flightaware.

Kuwait operated four of the type, with the first, 9K-ANA, delivered on March 29, 1995. The new type was assigned to the New York and Manila routes via multi stops.

Copyright Photo: Kuwait Airways Airbus A340-313 9K-AND (msn 104) LHR (SPA). Image: 925234.