Finnair names retro jet

The Finnair retro Airbus A319 aircraft, which will be launched at the end of July to celebrate Finnair’s 85 years of flying, will be named Silver Bird. Finnair held a competition asking the public to name the aircraft, receiving thousands of suggestions.Finnair is painting one of its Airbus A319 in the livery of a Convair aircraft, which Finnair flew under its original name Aero in the 1950s.

From the times of Aero, a predominantly Finnish airline, Finnair has grown in to one of the largest European airlines carrying passengers between Europe and Asia, via Helsinki. Finnair flies to 11 destinations in Asia, the newest being Seoul in South Korea where Finnair launched flights at the beginning of the month.