Finnair gets worlds’ first sharklet A321

Artist impression of the Finnair A321 with so-called sharklets (Image © Airbus)
Artist impression of the Finnair A321 with so-called sharklets (Image © Airbus)

Finnair has received the world’s first Airbus A321 with so-called sharklets. The Finnish flag carrier has ordered four more of the short- and medium-haul airliner with the fuel-saving wing solution.

The A321s will eventually replace Finnair’s existing fleet of 757s, making it an all Airbus operator. The first sharklet-A321 was officially handed over at the Airbus facilities in Hamburg, Germany at September 6, 2013.

Finnair already has 40 Airbus, comprising of 25 of the A320 family like the new A321 and 15 A330s/A340s. On order is also the new Airbus A350 XWB, of which Finnair was the first client with committing to 11 aircraft of the type.

To date, more than 9,800 aircraft of the Airbus A320 family have been ordered and over 5,700 have been delivered to more than 390 customers worldwide.

Source: Airbus