Finnair details initial A350 routes

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Airbus A350 XWB European launch customer Finnair will initially deploy its new aircraft on routes to Shanghai, Bangkok and Beijing when it enters service with the Oneworld carrier in the second half of next year.

Finnair, which has 11 A350s on firm order and another eight on option, will subsequently roll the aircraft out to its Hong Kong and Singapore services in 2016.

The airline detailed the route plans as well as cabin designs for the aircraft at an event in Helsinki today, where the A350 has a stop during route proving flights.

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Finnair's A350 business-class cabin

Finnair

The airline detailed the route plans as well as cabin designs for the aircraft at an event in Helsinki today, where the A350 has a stop during route proving flights.

Finnair will operate the aircraft in a 297-seat configuration including 46 business class seats in a 1+2+1 layout. Economy will feature a 3+3+3 layout, including 43 "economy comfort" seats with additional leg-room.