Finnair adds capacity on Helsinki-London route

Finnair strengthens network
Finnair Airbus A350 eXtraWideBody

Finnair has added capacity to its Helsinki-London route to enhance service to new cargo hub in London.

Finnair will add bellyhold cargo capacity to its route between Helsinki Airport and Heathrow Airport from the beginning of winter season starting on 25 October 2015, it will operate three weekly frequencies on the route with a widebody 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.

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 Airbus A320 series aircraft.

Finnair Cargo head, Antti Kuusenmäki, says: “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.”

Finnair Cargo will serve the London hub with widebody aircraft on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays, and with freighter aircraft on Wednesdays and Saturdays.