its future in a new $80 million cargo transfer facility to accommodate
its gateway operations at Vantaa Helsinki Airport.
The 377,000-square-foot terminal opens
in 2017 and will help AY take cargo further as capacity is lifted due
to fleet renewal with A350XWB deliveries (Finnair’s cargo revenue
currently delivers 17 percent of AY’s throughput).
As announced last month, Finnair Cargo
is also now part of the IAG Cargo’s Partner Plus Program adding
connectivity to several destinations in North and South America and
elsewhere via London and Madrid
“Finnair Cargo goes where the business
is,” said Pasi Nopanen, Finnair Cargo Sales Director, Scandinavia
& North America.
“Finnair Cargo business partners
and others looking for the fastest connections via our Helsinki ‘Gateway
Between Europe and Asia’ can advantage our service reliability
via confirmed bookings from an expanded numbers of gateways,”
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