Finnair eyes Airbus A220-100 for its regional fleet

Helsinki - Airbus is trying to convince Finnair to order A220-100 for the renewal of its regional fleet. In addition to its sub-fleets, the Finnish carrier has also to make a decision for the renewal of its aging single-aisles in the main fleet.

The flag carrier of Finland takes a closer look at the Airbus A220-100 that was previously known as Bombardier CS100. Airbus borrowed an A220-100 registered HB-JBB from SWISS International Airlines for a demonstration in Helsinki.

According to the Finnish media, Finnair is planning to replace twelve Embraer E190LR in the fleet of its subsidiary Nordic Regional Airlines, Norra, which are around ten years old on average.

This year, Finnair will also be making adjustments in its main fleet for eight Airbus A319 and ten Airbus A320 that will be removed in the first half of 2020. The airline plans to order at least 20 Airbus A320neo or Boeing 737 MAX with options.