Norway Receives First A350 Visit

Finnair A350 at OsloOctober 9 marked the first-ever visit to Norway by the new long-haul Airbus A350 XWB. Finnair is the first European airline to fly the A350 XWB, and marked the occasion at Oslo Airport.
Finnair took delivery of its first new long-haul Airbus, A350 XWB (eXtra Wide Body) on October 7, two days before it made its first visit to Oslo Airport, arriving from Helsinki.
The long-range aircraft will first be used on a number of regularly scheduled flights on Finnair’s European routes, as part of the airline’s programme to acquaint crews with the new plane.
“It’s obviously great fun for those of us who have a particular fondness for airplanes that Finnair is bringing its brand-new, ultra-modern aircraft here to Oslo,” says Joachim Westher Andersen, head of communications at Oslo Airport.
In cooperation with Finnair, Oslo Airport also invited ten plane spotters to an exclusive tour on board the aircraft.
“I think it was quite an experience for those who were invited, but I think the spotters on the other side of the fence also appreciated having a new airplane to add to their list,” said Mr Westher Andersen.
“This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter in Finnair’s 92-year history. The A350 is a long-range aeroplane for the future, and it will provide our passengers with a brand-new and improved travel experience,” said Pekka Vauramo, Finnair’s CEO.