Finnair will wet lease an Airbus A330 aircraft and crew from its oneworld partner Iberia for its Miami route from January 10 to January 31, 2017.
The wet lease is to accommodate pilot training that are necessary to secure the airline's growing operations for the summer 2017 season and beyond. Due to the arrival of additional A350 aircraft in 2017, Finnair is currently training its A330 pilots for A350 operations. The pilot training will continue during the spring of 2017 and may require Finnair to extend the period of the Iberia wet lease beyond the month of January.
Finnair flies to Miami three times a week. With the wet lease, the !+$%pit and cabin crew are from Iberia and the flights will have two Finnair service crew members on board to support the delivery of Finnair's customer service concept.