Finnair Enables Same-Day Connections in Helsinki with New Wide-Body Service
The flag carrier and largest airline of Finland, with its headquarters in Vantaa, Finnair, recently announced they will launch wide-body passenger aircraft on their daily Brussels frequencies on both Wednesday’s and Saturday’s.
Customers along with Finnair Cargo will receive a huge boost with the addition of wide-body passenger aircraft on Finnair’s Brussels frequencies, resulting in a quicker run-through for goods in Helsinki, with the possibility of same-day connections that have the potential to save 24 hours.
Frequencies in Brussels and Asia that operate with wide-body aircraft will have the advantage of the ULD dimensions matching, meaning a significant increase in transit times in Helsinki.
Head of Global Sales at Finnair Cargo, Fredrik Wildtgrube explained his delight, “Upgrading the Brussels service with wide-body aircraft to ensure same-day connections in Helsinki means the freighter service will be discontinued as we want to focus more on enhancing connectivity with our wide-body operations.”
Mr. Wildtgrube further added, “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.”
You can find the new Brussels timetable for winter season below. Times are local.
FLIGHT DAYS ORIG DEP DEST ARR A/C
AY1541 3,6 HEL 07:35 BRU 09:15 A330
AY1542 3,6 BRU 11:40 HEL 15:15 A330