Finnair will wet lease an Airbus A330 aircraft and crew from its oneworld partner Iberia for its Miami route from the 10th to 31st of January 2016. The wet lease is to accommodate pilot trainings 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 trainings 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 cockpit 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.

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The airlines said that the wet leased aircraft from Iberia is three years old with 36 full-flat seats in Business Class and 242 seats in Economy Class, all with a seat-back inflight entertainment system.

The flag carrier of Finland now operates a fleet of 71 aircraft and connects Finland with 110 destinations in 37 countries around the world.