Finnair, which recently established London Heathrow as its “third cargo hub” to better connect the U.K. with its Asian network, will add belly cargo capacity to its route between Helsinki and London Heathrow beginning Oct. 25. Finnair will operate three weekly frequencies on the route using an A340 widebody aircraft.
The extra cargo capacity through London is expected to improve connections for Finnair customers to North America using its network with partner IAG Cargo. Finnair’s other hubs are in Brussels and Helsinki.
The widebody belly capacity on the Helsinki-London route is in addition to the freighter service Finnair and IAG Cargo share between the two cities, as well as the 35 weekly frequencies with A320s. The new frequencies will occur on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays, with freighter aircraft on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flight schedules will be announced shortly.