Finnair flight schedule
See Finnair Cargo’s current flight schedule.
SOK brought 100 million facemasks to Finland – reliability and speed were Finnair Cargo’s strengths
Last spring, when the world suddenly changed due to coronavirus, Finland along with other countries restricted normal free movement, in the hopes of stopping the spreading of the virus. New restrictions paralysed air traffic almost completely, causing businesses new types of logistical challenges. This was the initial impetus for the charter cooperation between Finnair Cargo and S-Group, and during the past year, SOK has flown approximately 100 million facemasks in 20 charter flights to Finland.
Dry ice logistics – in a nutshell
There has been a lot of buzz around dry ice since the discussions started about transporting vaccines last autumn. However, dry ice as a component to keep frozen goods in the desired temperature has been around for decades. In 2020, Finnair Cargo carried over 300 tons of dry ice. In air transportation, it is classified as miscellaneous dangerous goods, class 9, which poses restrictions and additional safety regulations. If it has been a while ago since you took chemistry lessons, here’s one for logistics professionals.
About Finnair cargo
Finnair Cargo is one of the largest air cargo carriers in the Nordic and Baltic region. It specialises in flying high-value items the short northern route between Europe and Asia from its Helsinki COOL hub, the most modern and digitalised air cargo terminal in Europe. Last year Finnair Cargo grew revenue by 2,4% to 212 € million. The airline carried 800 tons of freight daily in 2019, out of which over 100 tons are special cargo items.
Finnair has invested heavily in technological innovations and digital to radically improve transparency and efficiency of air cargo shipping process. The Internet of Things monitoring system provides real-time data to the Control Centre in Helsinki showing where every truck, plane and shipment is, it displays arrival times and connecting transport and, in the future, it will monitor the temperature of cargo at every step of the journey.
Following Finnair Group’s Asia strategy, Finnair Cargo is specialised in air cargo shipping between Europe and Asia. Therefore, Helsinki has become an important hub from where most import cargo from Asia continues to various European destinations.
Cargo Terminal at Helsinki airport
Our Helsinki Gateway terminal is open 24 h daily and it offers variety of services e.g. air freight unloading, loading, receiving and delivery.
The COOL Nordic Cargo Hub: Turbiinikuja 4, 01530 Vantaa.
Tel: +358 9 818 5002 Only local network or operator rates will be charged.
Opening hours: Monday–Wednesday 8am - 5pm, Thursday-Friday 8am - 6pm (also Bank Holiday Eve), Saturday- Sunday 8am - 4pm.
Our Helsinki Terminal's Customs ID: FI0108057-5 / R0013.