Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the world’s largest air cargo handler, has won a three-year contract to provide cargo handling for Qatar Airways in Stockholm. The airline operates 13 direct ights a week between the Swedish capital and Doha. WFS, which was awarded the contract following a tender process, expects to handle some 12,000 tonnes a year for Qatar Airways at its cargo centre at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, which opened in 2012.
The new contract extends WFS’ working relationship with Qatar Airways in Europe, where it is already providing cargo handling services for the airline in Madrid, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Copenhagen and Paris.
Marc Claesen, WFS’ Regional Vice President, said: “We are delighted to now be working with Qatar Airways at our two hubs in Scandinavia and at other WFS stations in Europe. Winning this contract proves the value and strength of the WFS network, which helps us to build growing relationships with major airlines based on the high quality of our safety, security and service performance.”