8-Sep-2009 8:33 AM

Finnair adjusts leisure fleet to changes in demand structure

Finnair announced (07-Sep-2009) plans to withdraw from service three B757 aircraft deployed on leisure routes. The carrier plans to continue to operate four B757 aircraft, whose replacement in the coming years with Airbus aircraft is being considered (A320 aircraft are already currently being used for leisure services). The carrier also plans to operate some of the Winter season's leisure services with A330 aircraft. [more]

Finnair: “Through the arrangement, we will reduce our leisure flight capacity in the summer season, when demand for leisure flights in Finland is lower than in the winter season. We will also be able to use our long-haul fleet more flexibly on scheduled and leisure flights according to seasonal fluctuations in demand structure. In the winter season, the relative proportion of leisure flights directed to long-haul destinations compared to European destinations has been growing,” Lasse Heinonen, Deputy CEO. Source: Company Statement, 07-Sep-2009.

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