Finnair converts A350 passenger cabins for freight transport

Finnair has announced it is temporarily transforming passenger cabins on its Airbus 350 into freight carriages, the company said.

Until now, Finnair has only transported freight in the belly of its passenger A350s, but has unveiled plans to convert the cabins of two of its A350s for cargo use. The move will help boost capacity for transporting emergency medical supplies, including coronavirus samples, between Finland, Estonia and points in Asia, says the carrier.

The airline said it plans to operate more than 10 return A350 cargo flights to Osaka and Tokyo Narita in Japan, Seoul in South Korea, and Guangzhou and Shanghai in China.