Saudia Cargo awards multi-station contract to WFS

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Saudia Cargo has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a multi-station contract covering a number of major airports in Europe and the USA.

The contract will see WFS handling over 160,000 tonnes of cargo per year and provide ramp handling for over 5,000 passenger and freighter flights.

The three-year agreement extends WFS’s existing relationships at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and the rest of France, as well as at Frankfurt, New York JFK and Washington Dulles.

WFS has also been awarded business to handle cargo at the UK’s London Heathrow and Manchester airports, and Brussels Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

The handling agent will start warehouse operations in the UK from 1 October, followed by the start of services in Belgium and the Netherlands on 1 November.

Duncan Watson, vice president global commercial cargo at WFS says: “We are honoured that Saudia Cargo has chosen to extend its relationship with WFS at stations where we already work together in Europe and the U.S. and, following a full review of the market, to also partner with us for its major cargo operations in Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Manchester.”

Barry Nassberg, group chief commercial officer of WFS says: “WFS is able to provide the focus and service support customers need at major cargo gateways across the globe and combine this with the highest levels of service reliability, flexibility and value. We look forward to discussing similar global network benefits with other airlines and prospective partners.”