Finnair adds capacity to Helsinki-London route to enhance service to new cargo hub in London
Finnair will add belly cargo capacity to its route between Helsinki, Finland and London Heathrow from the beginning of winter season starting on 25 October 2015, and will operate three weekly frequencies on the route with a wide-body aircraft, to facilitate increased cargo demand on the route.
Finnair has recently established its third cargo hub in London to better connect the United Kingdom with its extensive Asian network, and to offer improved connections for Finnair customers to North America utilizing the extensive cargo network of its partner IAG Cargo. Finnair also has cargo hubs in Brussels, Belgium, and in Helsinki, Finland.
The added cargo capacity on the Helsinki-London route complements the freighter service Finnair and IAG Cargo share between the cities, as well as the 35 weekly frequencies with A320 series aircraft. "Our customers value the reliability which comes from Finnair's world-class punctuality and reliability on scheduled flights and our commitment to offering the highest quality cargo handling. The added wide body capacity will be a great help in better connecting us with IAG Cargo's network," says Antti Kuusenmäki, Head of Finnair Cargo.
Finnair Cargo will serve the London hub with wide-body aircraft on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays, and with freighter aircraft on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Finnair is the largest Nordic cargo carrier, transporting nearly 150,000 tons of freight and mail annually, with cargo logistics hubs in Helsinki,Brussels and London as well as an extensive GSA network in over 40 countries. Specialized in air cargo traffic between Europe and Asia, Finnair Cargo connects 13 cities in Asia with more than 60 destinations in Europe and North America.
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Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than nine million passengers annually and connecting 15 cities in Asia with more than 60 destinations in Europe. The airline, a pioneer in sustainable flying, will be the European launch customer of the next-generation, eco-smart Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and is the first airline listed in the Leadership Index of the worldwide Carbon Disclosure Project. The only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking, Finnair has also won the World Airline Award for Best Airline Northern Europe for the past five years running. Finnair is a member of oneworld, the alliance of the world's leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers.