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Finnair to get out of the dedicated freighter business

Nordic Global MD-11F OH-LGC (white)(Grd) HEL (MF)(LRW)

Finnair (Helsinki) is getting out of the dedicated freighter business by the end of this month according to ch-aviation. The Finnish carrier will depend on belly cargo in the future using its own passenger aircraft. Currently its dedicated freighter operation is provided by partial owned (40%) Nordic Global Airlines (NGA) which operates four McDonnell Douglas MD-11F freighters mainly for Finnair. It is unclear if NGA will continue to operate its ACMI operations after Finnair stops all dedicated freighter operations.

NGA-Nordic Global Airlines logo

Nordic Global describes its operations:

Nordic Global Airlines Ltd (NGA) is a Finnish all cargo carrier based in Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Finland. NGA focuses on ACMI and Cargo Charters worldwide and operates under EASA AOC.

NGA has a highly dedicated and experienced team to manage the operations. As a young and dynamic company we are able to deliver the right ACMI and Charter services to our customers.

At the beginning of 2014 NGA operates a fleet of four MD-11F freighters for long-term ACMI customers and on ad-hoc charter basis.

Since the commencement of the commercial operations in August 2011 NGA has performed more than 2,000 flights to our customers satisfaction.

Route Map for NGA:


Copyright Photo: Marco Finelli. Former Finnair McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (F) OH-LGC (msn 48512) wears only small Nordic Global Airlines titles at its Helsinki base.

Finnair Cargo to open a new Brussels base with new routes to New York JFK and Chicago O’Hare

Finnair (Helsinki) is expanding its cargo network. Finnair is opening a new Brussels base with routes radiating back to Helsinki as well as to New York (JFK) and Chicago (O’Hare) starting in March. UBM Aviation Routes Limited has issued this statement:

Finnair Cargo has successfully used Route Exchange, the online platform for air service development, to open a new Brussels base. In March 2013 Finnair Cargo will initiate weekly flights via its new Brussels hub, connecting the Belgian capital with Finnair’s Helsinki hub as well as New York JFK and new destination Chicago O’Hare. The network expansion follows a partnership during the latter months of 2012 with Routes’ Route Exchange business, part of Routesonline, where Finnair Cargo completed an extensive airport evaluation process to open the new Continental European destination.

This partnership has led directly to the placing of the carrier’s McDonnell Douglas MD-11F aircraft at Brussels Airport.

Read the full statement: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. The venerable McDonnell Douglas MD-11 freighter will continue to serve the company. The pictured MD-11 OH-LGC (msn 48512) was converted to a freighter for Finnair Cargo but was transferred to Nordic Global Airlines in September 2011. OH-LGC now longer wears these pictured markings. Nordic Global is partially owned by the Finnair Group and operates four MD-11Fs for Finnair Cargo and is likely to operate from the new Brussels base.

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