Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) extensive cargo handling operation in North America has received a major boost with three new contracts from Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines and US Airways at Baltimore Washington International Airport.
WFS currently handle some 1,500 tons of air cargo a month at its 22,000 square feet warehouse and office facility in Baltimore. These new contracts, which include cargo customer service, will see throughput increase to 2,000 tons a month.
These are the latest in a series of cargo handling contracts awarded to WFS by the three airlines in the United States in 2008. US Airways has previously chosen WFS as its cargo handling partner in Dallas Forth Worth and Honolulu and also awarded mail handling contracts in Los Angeles, Washington Dulles and Atlanta. Northwest Airlines has awarded two previous contracts to WFS in 2008 for cargo handling in Las Vegas and Buffalo.
Continental Airlines also selected WFS to provide cargo handling services in Buffalo in May of this year.
John Sabol, Senior Vice President, Cargo Terminal Services for WFS in North America, said: ‘Winning these new contracts is a great reflection of the quality of service and sustainability provided by WFS through its strong presence in the ground handing market in North America. We are proud that Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines and US Airways are making such a big commitment to WFS in Baltimore. We believe this is based on the service levels and value we are already delivering for each airline and their customers at other locations throughout North America,’
WFS also handle British Airways and United Airlines at Baltimore.
In 2007, WFS North America handled one million tons of cargo and mail at 35 locations. WFS has more cargo locations than any other handler in North America.