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Finnair to introduce main-deck capacity to Shanghai

finnairStarting from June 15, 2011, Finnair Cargo will launch MD11F all-cargo flights to Shanghai in co-operation with the capacity provider World Airways Inc.

With its partner, Finnair Cargo will offer two weekly rotations on the route New York JFK-Helsinki-Shanghai-Helsinki-New York JFK.

We are already operating once weekly MD-11F flights between Helsinki and New York in cooperation with World Airways, and what we are to do now is actually buying capacity on World Airways’ MD-11F on the route to Shanghai as well utilizing World Airways’ traffic rights, says Antero Lahtinen, Finnair Cargo managing director.

Finnair Cargo is currently offering belly cargo capacity on the daily Airbus A340 passenger route to Shanghai, and this has found a firm foothold in the market segment with shipments matching the belly hold dimensions. From June 15, 2011, we will be able to offer also main-deck capacity which is a significant addition to our market capabilities, says Mr Lahtinen.

Finnair Cargo is already providing freighter flights from Helsinki to Hong Kong, Seoul and Frankfurt as well as to New York.

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