Finnair Cargo appoints Swissport as terminal operator at COOL Nordic Cargo Hub

posted on 17th May 2019 by Justin Burns

Finnair Cargo has appointed Swissport as the terminal operator at the COOL Nordic Cargo Hub at Helsinki Airport.

Swissport takes over the running of COOL terminal operations from 1 June 2019.

Finnair Cargo managing director, Janne Tarvainen, said Swissport offers the most competitive overall package to further develop Finnair’s cargo operations:

He added: “Swissport is one of the world’s biggest air cargo handling companies and they are our cargo handling partner at numerous airports around the world.

“We are confident that with their solid industry knowledge and drive for innovation and operational excellence they are an ideal partner for us to develop and expand our COOL concept of data-driven and proactive operations steering in the Finnair network.”

Finnair’s state-of-the-art COOL Nordic Cargo hub terminal has been in full operation for over a year now, and with operations in the terminal now fully stabilised Finnair Cargo aims to shift focus to network-wide data-driven operational excellence.

Swissport Finland chief executive officer, Tomi Viitanen said he was delighted with the new partnership and looks forward to strengthening the collaboration between the companies.

“This new agreement strengthens our long-standing relationship with Finnair and we are excited to contribute to their transformation journey as the operator of their main hub.

“We share their vision of high-quality service and look forward to exploring the opportunities that digitalisation can bring to air cargo handling,” he added.