Worldwide Flight Services Makes Positive Start to 2018 in North America
US-headquartered Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) have recently announced a very successful and positive start to 2018 for their North American operations. The company has won and renewed several contracts pertaining to passenger services, cargo handling and ramp services at eight U.S. hubs.
Turkish Airlines have awarded Worldwide Flight Services the freighter-handling contract at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. The new agreement is an extension of their existing contract with the airline. Further contracts for cargo handling have been awarded from Aer Lingus and Ethiopian Airlines with the latter choosing WFS to support their new Addis Ababa route. Worldwide Flight Services expect to handle over 5,200 tonnes per year for the African airline. Global logistics provider DHL has also renewed contracts in St Louis and Kansas City with WFS.
In Newark, WFS have secured three new ramp-handling contracts with Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines and Primera Air all of which are three-year contracts. The three airlines have 19 services in total operating in Newark.
The company is also seeing great success outside of the U.S., with a new contract being awarded by Lufthansa Airlines in neighboring Canada. This new contract will see WFS handle over 18,000 tonnes of cargo over the three-year contract period.
Sales and Business Development Senior Vice President for Worldwide Flight Services, Ray Jetha said, “2017 was a very positive year for our stations in the U.S. and it is pleasing to see this continuing since the start of 2018 with new contracts being awarded to us from both existing and new airline customers across all of our services. Most of these latest contracts are extensions of working relationships we have with these airline customers at other points in our network so we especially welcome their confidence in our ability to provide the same superior service, safety and security at more of the airports they serve across the U.S.”