Worldwide Flight Services win Tender for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
The world’s largest air cargo handler, Paris-based Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has bolstered their North American network to Atlanta after being awarded a contract for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s (H-JAIA) new Cargo Building C.
Cargo Building C is part of the airport’s growth strategy as they invest in a multi-billion dollar master plan to accommodate the future aviation requirements across the region and beyond.
WFS has recently expanded their facilities in Paris, New York JFK, Brussels, Copenhagen and Madrid and this latest investment in Atlanta will help them grow their global handling capabilities. Cargo building C is the most modern cargo terminal in Atlanta, and WFS have taken out a long-term lease on the new facility.
Worldwide Flight Services Executive Vice President for the Americas, Mike Simpson said, “This is a really big win for WFS and the airlines we will be working within Atlanta. As the biggest handler in North America, present at over 60 major airports, Atlanta has been a significant gap in our network. We have been very attracted to Atlanta for some time and are excited by what we can do to support the airport’s long-term growth, most notably by bringing our best-in-class global safety and security standards to the market. We applaud the City of Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for investing in the modernization of its cargo infrastructure to meet the fast-growing cargo demand in the region.”
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Director, Elliott Paige commented, “Our goal is to offer the highest quality of handling services to attract high-value cargo on-board the more than 900,000 flight operations from Atlanta annually. With more airlines recognizing the outstanding opportunities we offer, WFS will play an important role in Atlanta’s future growth by further enhancing our reputation as a first class, and safe and secure, cargo hub.”
WFS is expected to commence operations in Cargo Building C by the end of 2019.