July 29, 2015

Finnair expands logistics network in deal with IAG Cargo

Finnair will open its third cargo hub in Europe in London.
Finnair will open its third cargo hub in Europe in London.
Finnair

Finnair’s subsidiary Finnair Cargo co-operates in a freighter sharing deal with IAG Cargo in a bid to strengthen cargo connections between Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Finnair will open its third cargo hub in Europe in London, in addition to the ones in Helsinki and Brussels.

“We are happy to announce the opening of our third hub in London, which is continuing the home market expansion we successfully started by establishing the Brussels hub three years ago,” says Antti Kuusenmäki, vice president head of Finnair Cargo. “This partnership with IAG Cargo offers our customers considerably improved connections between Asia and the UK, and adds tens of new great connections between our Nordic home market, North America and Asia.”

Connecting the two companies’ carrier networks will open up new cargo destinations for Finnair, especially in North America. IAG Cargo, in return, will be able to tap into Finnair’s advanced network connecting Europe with the Asia Pacific region.

The A300–600 freighter with a 43 ton capacity will fly twice a week between Helsinki and London.

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