Finnair Cargo adds wide-body flights to Brussels

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Finnair Airbus A350XWB in Oneworld livery

Finnair Cargo will add wide-body passenger aircraft to its daily flights between Brussels and Helsinki while discontinuing freighter services.

From 31 October, the daily service to Belgium’s capital will be served with wide-body aircraft on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and for the Spring 2019 season, the former flight will be operated with an Airbus A330 and the latter with an Airbus A350.

Finnair Cargo says customers will benefit from quicker run-through for goods in Helsinki, with the possibility of same-day connections saving up to 24 hours.

Asia and Brussels frequencies are operated with wide-body aircraft meaning ULD dimensions match, speeding up transit in Helsinki.

Freighter services will be discontinued as Finnair Cargo says it wants to “focus more on enhancing connectivity with our wide-body operations”.

Finnair Cargo head of global sales, Fredrik Wildtgrube says: “It’s been a chief priority to add wide-body aircraft to the Brussels route because it allows us to speed up the service.

“Finnair is already very competitively positioned as far as Asia connectivity is concerned and matching up wide-body routes strengthens our hand further. It’s hard to dismiss a time saving of up to 24 hours if you’re a shipper.”