Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won two new cargo handling contracts from Lufthansa Cargo and KLM, further strengthening its cargo presence in North America.
In Dallas/Fort Worth, KLM Cargo has joined its partner Air France in awarding WFS a contract to handle cargo carried on its twice-daily services linking Dallas and Amsterdam. WFS was originally appointed by Air France in June 2006 for ramp handling. Under the terms of the two-year agreement with KLM, WFS expects to handle more than 9,000 tons of cargo a year for the airline.
This is in addition to the 4,000 tons already handled each year for Air France Cargo.
Lufthansa Cargo has appointed WFS at Orlando International Airport to handle freight carried on board its five A330 flights per week from Frankfurt. The contract will see WFS handle in excess of 2,500 tons of airfreight a year for the airline.
Adolfo Morales, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, North America for WFS, said: ‘These are both important new business gains for WFS and further establish us as a key force in these markets for cargo services. The fact that we won the KLM Cargo contract is a tribute to the quality of service our team in Dallas/Forth Worth have provided to the airline’s partner, Air France Cargo. Through our investment in people and systems in North America, our airline customers see WFS as a supplier capable of delivering safe, secure and high quality services at a sustainable price.’
WFS has the largest ground-handling network in North America, providing handling services at 72 stations in the region and employing over 6,000 staff. WFS North America has over 300 contracts and handles more than 1,100 tons of cargo and mail.