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Finnair Wet Leases an Airbus A320 From Danish Carrier DAT to Meet Summer Demand

Finnair will lease an Airbus A320 and crew from Danish airline DAT to meet summer 2022 demand. The aircraft will be deployed on select routes between Helsinki and Oulu, as well as to Lisbon between July and October.

DAT Airbus A320 - Courtesy DAT

On Tuesday (May 24, 2022), Finnair announced that they have entered into an agreement to wet lease an Airbus A320 and crew from Danish airline DAT to meet demand for the summer 2022 season. The flight deck and cabin crew members will be from DAT, while the service concept will be Finnair’s. The aircraft will operate on select routes from Helsinki to Oulu and Lisbon from July through October 2022. Guests booked on flights where the carrier changes from Finnair to DAT will be notified in advance. DAT is a Danish airline which operates regional routes in Denmark, Norway, Italy, Germany and Finland, as well as charter and Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (ACMI) services.

In today’s announcment, Finnair’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ole Orvér, said,

“We are preparing for a busy summer season, and this agreement with DAT supports our target of ensuring stable and reliable operations as travel is now picking up.”

Specializing in passenger and cargo traffic between Asia and Europe, Finnair is a modern premium network airline with a competitive advantage due to their geographical location. Sustainability is at the heart of everything Finnair does, and the carrier is committed to cutting their net emissions by 50 percent by the end of 2025 (compared to a 2019 baseline) and achieving carbon neutrality by the end of 2045. In 2022, Finnair plans to serve nearly 80 destinations in Europe, Asia and the U.S., including new long-haul routes to Dallas and Seattle in the U.S. Finnair is a member of the global oneworld® alliance and its shares are traded on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.

Source(s): Finnair, DAT


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