Saudia Cargo awards multi-station contract to Worldwide Flight Services

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood September 10, 2019 10:02

Saudia Cargo awards multi-station contract to Worldwide Flight Services

Air cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded a substantial multi-station cargo handling contract by Saudia Cargo covering major airport gateways in Europe and the United States.

The contract will see WFS handle in excess of 160,000 tonnes of cargo per year for the airline and provide ramp handling for air cargo shipments onboard over 5,000 passenger and freighter flights a year.

The three-year agreement extends WFS’ existing relationships with Saudia Cargo at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and across all airports in France as well as at Frankfurt, New York JFK and Washington Dulles airports.

It also awards WFS new business for cargo handling at London Heathrow and Manchester in the United Kingdom, and at Brussels Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

WFS will commence warehouse operations for the airline in the UK with effect from 1 October, followed by the start of the new ramp and cargo handling services in Belgium and the Netherlands on 1 November.

As part of the tender process, Saudia Cargo conducted technical visits to each WFS station to determine the quality of each facility and to meet local WFS staff responsible for managing the airline’s cargo operations.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood September 10, 2019 10:02