Finnair has approved a 30 million ($33 million) investment to fit wi-fi to the airline's fleet as well as the construction of a new Helsinki freight terminal.

The carrier says it will start introducing on-board wi-fi with the arrival of its first Airbus A350-900 later this year.

"This investment will enable us to offer a wide array of new services to our customers," says chief executive Pekka Vauramo.

Finnair says that most of its long- and short-haul fleet will be equipped. It will install the systems in its Airbus A330s as well as its A320-family jets.

Fitting of the systems will be completed by 2018.

Construction of the €80 million freight terminal is set to begin this month and will take into account the additional cargo capacity offered by the A350.

Finnair says the facility, which will include handling areas for pharmeceutical and perishable products, will open in spring 2017.

It states that the ownership of the terminal has yet to be finalised and will not be decided until construction is complete.

Source: Cirium Dashboard