Finnair will lease an Airbus A321 aircraft from Iberia for its Madrid route starting on April 1, 2019.
The lease will last for a duration of 12 months and will cover a shortage of aircraft as Finnair continues to grow its operations.
With the leased aircraft, the flight deck crew comes from Iberia, while the cabin crew is Finnair’s. However, during the first operating month of the lease, the flights will be operated with Iberia’s cabin crew, and there will be one Finnair crew member on board to support the delivery of Finnair’s customer service concept.
“Leasing an aircraft from our trusted oneworld partner Iberia supports our growth and the need to increase our aircraft capacity during the upcoming months,” says Jaakko Schildt, Chief Operating Officer at Finnair.
Finnair’s service concept will be followed on the flights operated by Iberia.