In a key move in the Americas, ECS Group subsidiary Globe Air Cargo will represent Finnair Cargo in the United States from May 1. The airline, which serves major gateways at Chicago, Miami, New York and San Francisco directly from Helsinki, will utilise an Airbus 350 on the routes.
The A350 has a maximum cargo capacity approximately 95m³ / 23 tonnes. The airline’s services to the US handle a share of the Nordic region’s enormous traffic in salmon that is exported to the US.
Finnair Cargo head of global sales at Finnair Cargo, says: “We’re happy to be able to grow our co-operation with ECS Group. They already support us in South-East Asia and now we are able to enter a co-operation in the US market. ECS Group’s dedication to customer service, network setup and strong attitude to smooth flow of goods are ingredients that we need now and in the future to promote the continued growth of Finnair.”
ECS Group global key account director for Finnair Cargo, Jonas H Drewsen, says: “It is with great pride that Globe Air Cargo has been awarded the Finnair cargo GSA contract in the Americas from May 1.
“Finnair is on a fantastic journey; they have a new ultra-modern COOL Terminal in Helsinki, they are renewing their fleet, and in addition they are also expanding into new and very interesting destinations, mainly in Asia. ECS Group, through Globe Air Cargo, is thrilled to be a part of this journey, in partnership with Finnair Cargo.”
ECS Group is the largest integrated GSSA worldwide, with more than 69 subsidiaries and 137 offices spanning more than 47 countries.