New South Africa cargo handling contract for Turkish Airlines

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Turkish Airlines Airbus A330
Turkish Airlines Airbus A330

Turkish Airlines has extended its cargo handling agreement in South Africa with Africa Flight Services (AFS) – part of Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) global airport services group – with the awarding of a new contract in Johannesburg.

AFS already provides cargo handling services for the airline in Cape Town, and expects to handle more that 2,500 tonnes a year for Turkish Airlines in Johannesburg.

The airline operates daily Airbus A330-300 flights between O.R Tambo International Airport and Istanbul.

AFS general manager for cargo in South Africa, Malcolm Tonkin says: “Having served Turkish Airlines in Cape Town since July 2015, we have been able to demonstrate the quality and reliability of our cargo handling services and this has clearly given the airline confidence to award us this additional contract in Johannesburg.

“We now look forward to serving their cargo customers at both of our airport locations in South Africa.”