Finnair cargo performs despite longer routings
Despite the closure of Russian airspace, most of Finnair’s cargo figures clearly improved year-on-year but remained closer to April 2022 figures in May. Available scheduled cargo tonne kilometres (atk) increased by 341.5% year-on-year (+5.6% month-on-month) and revenue scheduled cargo tonne kilometres (rtk) increased by 248.6% (+9.9%), both due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on scheduled flights, especially in North Atlantic and Asian traffic, in May 2021.
Cargo-related atk increased by 67.9% year-on-year (-0.2% month-on-month) and rtk increased by 31.0% (+2%). These results also include the cargo-only flights which were, however, almost entirely replaced by scheduled passenger flights carrying cargo in May. Strong capacity demand continued as the total cargo tonnes increased by 51.1% year-on-year and by 2.6% month-on-month. (ah)