Finnair Cargo builds an air bridge between Europe and Asia with converted Airbus A350 aircraft

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Passenger?traffic has?reduced to a minimum due to the coronavirus pandemic,?but?Finnair’s?air cargo?is still?operating?during this exceptional period. This week, Finnair will fly more than ten return flights on?its?A350?aircraft?to?Tokyo?Narita, Seoul, Osaka, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

These cargo flights carry?national emergency?supplies?to?both Finland and Estonia,?coronavirus samples?from?private healthcare provider?Mehiläinen?and critical supplies from other companies and organisations, as well as normal cargo, such as?fresh?fish. The flights are arranged both as charter as?well as?Finnair’s own commercial?operations.

All cargo flights are flown on?utilising Finnair’s?A350 fleet. This week, to increase cargo capacity, the cabins?of two A350s will be converted for cargo use. Previously, Finnair has only carried cargo in the hold.

Although the coronavirus pandemic?has had a significant impact?on our passenger?traffic, Finnair still?maintains?cargo connections between Europe and Asia. Our committed team works around the clock to ensure that our customers receive the protective equipment and other supplies needed to fight the coronavirus?pandemic” says?Mikko?Tainio,?Managing Director?of Finnair Cargo.

We are?working tirelessly on our?cargo?operations?during these exceptional times.?Cargo?traffic?is?crucial?at the moment, and I am glad that we have been able to implement a new business model and quickly create a new freight network.?I want to thank the entire Finnair team for their incredibly hard work”, added?Tainio.

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