Finnair Cargo is dropping its weekly freighter service to and from Mumbai after nearly two years.
The last round trip for the Helsinki–Mumbai–Helsinki freighter was the flight that departed Sept. 16 from Helsinki, returning from Mumbai on Sept. 17.
The air cargo carrier said the service has not been performing as needed over the past six months, with operations adversely affected by weak demand on the route, monetary fluctuations and increasing costs.
During the past six months, the operation has not reached target levels.
“The calculations and numbers just did not add up to keep flying the freighter to Mumbai,” said Mikko Turtiainen, vice president of global sales at Finnair Cargo, in a written statement.
Finnair Cargo continues to offer capacity to Delhi with six weekly flights on A330 and A340 planes. The freighter will continue scheduled operations with flights to and from Hong Kong, New York and Brussels.
Separately, the company announced increased capacity on flights between Helsinki and Madrid in September and October. The line will deploy an A330 instead of an A321 on the following flights: AY3183 (Helsinki-Madrid) on Sept. 18, Oct. 29 and Oct. 30; AY3184 (Madrid-Helsinki) on Sept. 19, Oct. 30 and Oct. 31.
In addition, Finnair Cargo plans to add another flight from Singapore to Helsinki on Dec. 22. Flight AY8802 will also employ an A330 aircraft, with cargo capacity of 19,000 kilograms.