Finnair Cargo offers freighter capacity to Mumbai, India


Finnair Cargo is continuing its growth by launching all-cargo flights on Mumbai route in co-operation with Nordic Global Airlines from 16 September, 2011.

The new service, with Boeing MD-11F aircraft, will be operated once a week with departures from Helsinki on Fridays. From Mumbai the flight will depart early on Saturday mornings.

"We have achieved recognition among our cargo customers in India and Europe for Finnair´s daily passenger flight service to Delhi. The new freighter service offers additional fast connections between India and Northern Europe. According to our customers there is a great need for cargo capacity especially between Nordic Countries and Mumbai", says Pertti Mero, Vice President Global Sales at Finnair Cargo.
Good connections from Mumbai to e.g. Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata serve transportation needs also beyond Mumbai.

"This is in line with Finnair Cargo´s vision to be number one in the Nordic countries and to be the most desired option in transit traffic between Asia and Europe. According to our plans North America and India are a natural expansion direction", says Antero J. Lahtinen, Senior Vice President.

Finnair Cargo is minority shareholder in Nordic Global airlines Ltd (NGA), a new all-cargo airline based in Helsinki, Finland. NGA started commercial operations in August 2011.

In addition to Finnair´s 11 passenger flight destinations in Asia and the US, Finnair Cargo provides freighter service to and from Frankfurt, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul and Shanghai.

For schedule information please see timetables.

Published August 26, 2011

Category: Local features, Finnair Cargo