Finnair Cargo will start weekly flights via its new Brussels base from March 2013. The flights will connect the Belgian capital with Finnair’s Helsinki hub as well as New York JFK and Chicago O’Hare. The network expansion follows a partnership with Routes’ Route Exchange business, part of Routesonline, where Finnair Cargo completed an extensive airport evaluation process to open the new Continental European destination.
The partnership has led to the placing of the carrier’s MD-11F aircraft at Brussels Airport. Finnair Cargo said it selected Brussels as it was one of Europe’s key gateways for cargo, offering connections to numerous locations in Europe with fast road feeder services.