Finnair has announced their flagship long-haul aircraft, the Airbus A350 XWB, will operate a daily service between London Heathrow and Helsinki.
The move will see the airline replace the current Airbus A320 aircraft on the route.
From March 27th passengers travelling on flights AY832 between London and Helsinki and AY831 between Helsinki and London will be able to enjoy long haul levels of comfort and space on board the world’s most modern commercial aircraft throughout the short flight of two hours and 55 minutes.
Andrew Fish, Finnair general manager UK & Ireland & Benelux, said: “Finnair is delighted to be operating the world’s most advanced airliner, the Airbus A350 XWB, between London Heathrow and Helsinki.
“The change, from a smaller short haul configured Airbus A320 aircraft, allows the airline to meet the increased demand for passenger and cargo capacity on this busy route.
“The A350 flight from London Heathrow is perfectly timed to offer a short connection via Helsinki Airport onto Finnair’s long haul A350 services to Asia offering customers a seamless product experience.”
Customers can determine the planned aircraft type of their flight by clicking on the flight number during the online booking process at finnair.com, or by consulting with their travel agent.
Destinations served by the Airbus A350XWB include London Heathrow, Bangkok, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, Singapore and from 4th June 2017 Tokyo Narita.