Finnair opts for ECS Group in Southeast Asia
16 / 01 / 2017
Finnair has selected ECS Group as its new general sales and services agent covering six southeast Asian markets.
Under the contract, ECS Group will market, promote and sell cargo products on behalf of Finnair on its passenger flights operating from several destinations across Asia into its European and North American network.
The countries that ECS will cover on behalf of Finnair are Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia as well as extending the current main contract for Singapore.
Finnair operates two daily flights from Bangkok, daily flights from Hong Kong and five flights a week from Singapore.
In addition, Finnair operates flights from Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Xi’an and Guangzhou in China, Incheon in South Korea, and Narita, Nagoya, Osaka and seasonal Fukuoka in Japan.
Finnair fleet mostly consists of Airbus A350s and A330s, which offer a cargo capacity of 15-20 tons per flight.
ECS Group chief executive Middle East and Asia Jonas Drewsen said: “Our aim is to structure the whole sales organization, performing yield, cargo capacity, sales and finance management from our central location in Singapore for all countries − in the best possible manner to align with the goals of Finnair, our partner, and significantly provide value addition to achieve the maximum benefit.
“The recent acquisition we made of AVS enables us to offer the strongest sales power and most determined teams in Asia to serve the airline.”