Finnair opted to replace its MD-11 long-haul fleet with Airbus A350s and A340s. The airline said yesterday that it is taking nine 314-seat A350-900s, the first of which will be delivered in 2011. Ahead of the A350 deliveries, the airline will also take three Airbus A340-300Es for introduction from early 2007 onward. Finnair's current long-haul fleet comprises seven MD-11s, and the airline plans to take another aircraft next year; however, the type will be phased out from service in ...

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