Mikko Tainio to start as Finnair Cargo’s new managing director in August

posted on 4th June 2019 by Justin Burns

Finnair Cargo’s managing director (MD) Janne Tarvainen will leave his role at the end of July to start as the MD of Nordic Regional Airlines (Norra) in August and the Finnish carrier has appointed Mikko Tainio (pictured above) to the position.

Tainio has been appointed as his successor and as a member of Finnair operations’ leadership team. He is currently the MD of Finnair Kitchen and has vast experience from different Finnair functions, having worked in key positions in finance and ground operations.

Finnair’s senior vice president of operations, Jaakko Schildt said: “I would like to thank Janne for his great leadership during a time when Finnair Cargo transitioned to a new era, introducing its state-of-the-art cargo terminal, the COOL Nordic Cargo Hub, with modern tools and ways of working. I wish him all the best for his new role at Norra.”

Tainio said: “I am happy to see the great work that’s been done by the Finnair Cargo team in recent years, particularly the ambitious transformation of working practices and successful expansion of COOL terminal operations.

“I look forward to continuing the journey with the team towards achieving 1 million daily cargo kilos and sharpening the competitive edge that new technologies and processes give us.”