Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has appointed Duncan Watson as vice president – group commercial cargo, based at the head office in Roissy, Paris.
Watson brings 30 years of experience to WFS having spent 18 years at DHL with local, regional and global commercial responsibilities before joining Emirates, where he worked for 11 years and ultimately held the position of vice president – cargo commercial operations.
He will report to group chief commercial officer, Barry Nassberg who says: “Duncan has a strong understanding of the air cargo industry, the evolving role of the handler and the commercial drivers of growth and brings a new dimension to our group commercial team.
“I know he will make a significant contribution to our success as we continue to leverage our growing international network and service capabilities to benefit our airline customers across the globe.”
2018 has been a strong year for WFS with new cargo handling contracts including Emirates and Qatar Airways in France, Thai Cargo in the UK and Ireland, Cathay Pacific in Brussels and Copenhagen, American Airlines in Milan, Egyptair in Amsterdam and Brussels, and Turkish Airlines, Aer Lingus, DHL and Ethiopian Airlines in the US.
New handling centres are on the way, with the signing of a 15-year lease on a 346,000 square foot cargo terminal at New York JFK, the opening of a cargo centre at Milan Malpensa, and being selected to manage the Seafood Centre at Oslo Airport.