Finnair Cargo expands freighter services with Brussels as new hub and Chicago as new destination
Finnair Cargo expands freighter services with Brussels as new hub and Chicago
as new destination
In March 2013 Finnair Cargo will initiate weekly MD-11 freighter flights via
its new Brussels hub, connecting Brussels with Finnair's Helsinki hub as well
as New York JFK and new destination Chicago O'Hare. Via Helsinki Finnair Cargo
offers an extensive network to Finnair's 14 Asian destinations, including
Japan, South Korea, China and Southeast Asia, with dedicated freighter flights
to Hong Kong and Mumbai.
Brussels is one of Europe's key gateways for cargo, offering great connections
to numerous locations in Europe with fast road feeder services covering the
European air cargo market within easy reach in less than 8 hours from Brussels.
Brussels Airport is located in the centre of European pharmaceutical industry,
which offers great expansion opportunities for Finnair Cargo.
"Finnair Cargo's target is to become one of TOP 5 cargo carriers between Europe
and Northeast Asia, and the opening of Brussels cargo hub to strengthen our
cargo service via Helsinki is an important step in this vision", states Mr Juha
Järvinen, Managing Director of Finnair Cargo.
Finnair Cargo will operate to following Asian destinations in summer 2013:
Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo Narita, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Chongqing,
Xi'an, Hanoi, Delhi, Bangkok and Singapore with Airbus A330/340 aircraft, and
dedicated MD-11 freighter flights to Hong Kong and Mumbai.
About Finnair Cargo
Finnair Cargo is the largest air cargo carrier in the Nordic & Baltic region,
generating an annual revenue of 256M EUR in 2011. Following Finnair Group’s
Asia strategy Finnair Cargo is specialized in air cargo traffic between Europe
and Asia. Finnair Cargo carries 145 million kilos of air freight annually and
connects 14 cities in Asia with more than 50 destinations in Europe and North
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Juha Järvinen, Finnair Cargo Managing Director, tel. +358 50 393 2181
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