Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Finnair selects Swissport at Helsinki Airport

Swissport acquires Belgium Airport Services

Finnair has selected Swissport to support the smooth ramp-up of its intercontinental traffic at its home hub. The contract focusses on ramp services for the long-haul fleet and is part of Finnair’s adjustment of ground handling responsibilities at Helsinki Airport. Swissport will again provide ramp handling services for the wide-body fleet of Airbus A350 and […]

Nopanen returns to Finnair cargo

Pasi Nopanen has been appointed Finnair Cargo’s sales director Asia and will take up his position from March 9, 2020, located in Shanghai. Nopanen has extensive experience in the air cargo industry, having worked for airlines and freight forwarding companies during his career. He joins Finnair from Qatar Airways. “We are very happy to see […]

Swissport to run Finnair Cargo’s COOL Nordic Hub

Swissport will take over the running of Finnair Cargo’s COOL Nordic Cargo Hub at Helsinki Airport on 1 June. The state-of-the-art COOL Nordic Cargo Hub has been fully operational for over a year, and with operations now fully stabilised, Finnair Cargo aims to shift focus to network-wide data-driven operational excellence. Janne Tarvainen, managing director of […]

Finnair Cargo adds wide-body flights to Brussels

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 […]

Qatar Airways Cargo adds Helsinki to pharma network

Qatar Airways Cargo has added Helsinki to its expanding pharma network, its 74th pharma destination introduced within three months since Dublin was added in June. Finland is very important in the global pharmaceutical market and boasts expertise in research and development, attracting hundreds of clinical trials every year. The pharmaceutical service system in Finland is […]

Antonov Airlines’ AN−124 Ruslan makes round-the-world trip

An Antonov Airlines’ AN-124−100 Ruslan aircraft has flown one and a half times around the globe performing a series of commercial flights. The aircraft flew from Mary International Airport, Turkmenistan to Helsinki, Finland on Tuesday 18 September 2017, where it took on board commercial cargo consisting of industrial heat exchangers, weighing 54 tonnes. The following […]

Finnair Cargo excited about prospects of COOL Nordic hub

Finnair Cargo has benefitted from the upturn in airfreight volumes, and is very excited about the prospects of its COOL Nordic Cargo Hub at Helsinki Airport when it becomes fully operational in January 2018. The perishable area of the €80 million ($95.6 million) terminal will open for fish shipments in October and the facility will […]

Finnair Cargo to use A350s five times a week on Heathrow route

Finnair Cargo is to operate Airbus A350s on its London Heathrow – Helsinki route five times a week from 5 October. It already uses A350s on its Monday, Friday and Sunday services between the UK and Finland, and the additional services will operate on Wednesdays and Thursdays, replacing the Airbus A320s it currently operates. Finnair […]

Qatar announces 14 new routes for 2016 and 2017

Qatar Airways has announced 14 new routes across Europe, Africa and Asia, including Doha – Auckland, which it says will be the world’s longest flight when launched. The network expansion was announced at the ITB Berlin international travel fair, where Qatar unveiled services to Bosnia, Cameroon, Finland, France, Gabon, Italy, Macedonia, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, […]

Finnair Cargo sees January recovery

Finnair Cargo has seen volumes increase by 14.9 per cent to 10,742 tonnes in January, putting its volumes near where it was in the same month of 2014. All areas of the world saw double digit increases compared to January 2015, with Asian tonnage rising the most, 16 per cent to 6,758 tonnes. European cargo […]

Finnair expects slight improvement in China

Finnair's first Airbus A350XWB

Finnair Cargo maintained 2014 volumes into 2015 in China, and is expecting a slight improvement for the start of this year, its sales director Asia, Tomi Asikainen tells Air Cargo Week (ACW). Asikainen says: “To and from China the overall demand levels have maintained at 2014 levels but we have not been strangers to the […]