Cathay Pacific picks WFS for cargo handling in Brussels and Copenhagen

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Cathay Pacific Cargo has awarded cargo handling contracts to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Brussels and Copenhagen.

The Hong Kong airline has signed a three year contract for WFS to provide handling for its direct service to Brussels, which started on 25 March.

The Brussels route will operate four times a week transporting passengers and cargo onboard its Airbus A350-900, and WFS expects to handle seven million kilos of cargo and mail per annum for Cathay Pacific in Brussels.

WFS will also provide handling for Cathay Pacific’s trucking network to and from Belgium.

Cathay Pacific has also selected WFS for cargo handling in Copenhagen for its seasonal three times a week service that starts on 2 May.

WFS regional vice president, Marc Claesen says: “WFS has been providing offline handling services for Cathay Pacific’s trucking operations to and from Brussels for several years so we are delighted that the airline has chosen to partner with us for the launch of its new direct air services connecting the airport and Hong Kong.

“To also be chosen to handle the airline’s cargo in Copenhagen further reflects the strength of the WFS network and the quality of service we provide. We have a clear understanding of Cathay Pacific’s requirements having worked together for some time and are ready to seamlessly step up to handle the strong cargo support the airline will earn at both airports.”

This is the latest contract win for WFS in Brussels, having signed agreements with CAL Cargo Airlines, Japan Airlines, MNG Airlines and Oman Air within the last month.

Brussels is also the first WFS cargo station in Europe to achieve IATA CEIV Pharma certification.

WFS also opened a dedicated temperature controlled pharma handling facility in Copenhagen at the end of 2017.