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Decent Finnair Asia sale and first look at their A350’s

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Finnair has launched another batch of special offers in Business Class from London on its long-haul routes to India and Asia.

Finnair, you will remember, is a member of the oneworld alliance alongside British Airways.  This means that you will earn BA tier points and Avios on these tickets.

The routes below will all give you 440 British Airways tier points (80 for London-Helsinki and 140 for Helsinki-wherever) which is 75% of the way to a British Airways Executive Club Silver card.

The current offers, which must be booked by 22nd September, are:

  • Bangkok £1,569
  • Chongqing £1,199
  • Delhi £1,349
  • Hanoi £1,499
  • Seoul £1,499
  • Xi’an £1,199

Economy deals are also available.  You can find full details with blackout dates, cancellation policies etc on the Finnair website here.

A350XWB launch details revealed

Finnair is the first European customer for the new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, which stands for ‘Extra Wide Body’.

Shanghai, Bangkok and Beijing will be the first routes to receive this aircraft during 2015.

Finnair A350

According to Finnair:

It is equipped with Wi-Fi and wireless in-flight entertainment services. It also comes with dynamic LED lighting that changes to suit the time of day, destination and season, creating a calming and fresh atmosphere. The Airbus A350 features an advanced pure-air filtration system that recycles the air in the cabin every two to three minutes. Draft-free air management, adjustable multiple temperature zones and lower cabin pressure all enhance the well-being of everyone on board.

The planes will be equipped with the new flat-bed business class seats which are currently being rolled out to the rest of the fleet.  Each plane will have 46 business class seats and, as per the picture above, a user-friendly 1-2-1 seat layout.

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Comments (2)

  • PGW says:

    Also available from Manchester.

  • James67 says:

    I believe the seats on a350 will be different to those currently veing retrofitted. Current sears are those similar to Swiss. My understanding is a350s will get updated version of Cathay business seat.