Finnair takes delivery of its second new Airbus A340-3000E aircraft today 21 June. It will make its maiden voyage on Monday 25 June to Nagoya in Japan. Both new Finnair A340s will be operating the Tokyo, Nagoya and Shanghai routes starting in July. “The cabin environment and maintenance activities of the first new Airbus have functioned impeccably. The cabin environment has been very well received among customers. The atmosphere on the flight has been even calmer than usual because customers have found the new entertainment systems interesting in their variability and spend their time with them. Especially the touch screen functionality has received a lot of praise,” says Product Manager Markku Remes from Finnair.
Finnair’s new long-haul A340 aircraft cabins are equipped with high-quality technical equipment which significantly improve passenger comfort. Passengers can now freely choose from the extensive communications and entertainment selection of the aircraft.
The aircraft also has a camera allowing passengers to watch taxiing, takeoff, views along the route and landing on their screens.
The A340 takes advantage of the latest technology, which has been developed for the newest Airbus long-range aircraft. The four CFM56-5C5 engines significantly decrease fuel consumption and thus emissions.
This A340 delivery is the second in Finnair’s extensive long-haul fleet renewal which will see the delivery of 10-14 new aircraft in the years 2007-2010.
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