WFS and Swiss WorldCargo open GDP facility at JFK


Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Swiss WorldCargo have opened New York’s first GDP compliant pharma facility having achieved certification of Building 66 at JFK airport.

The GDP certification at John F. Kennedy International Airport confirms WFS’s compliance with World Health Organization, IATA and Parenteral Drug Association quality standards for handling pharmaceutical and life science products, as well as with Service Level Agreements signed with individual airline customers.

Michael Simpson, executive vice president of the Americas at WFS says: “As the leading cargo handler at JFK, we are proud to be the first airline handling facility to become GDP certified, which is in response to growing customer demand for high quality, standardised pharma handling.”

Michael Ganz, head of Northeast/Midwest USA and Canada for Swiss WorldCargo is “very excited” that New York’s first GDP compliant airline facility is located in Swiss WorldCargo’s warehouse.

He says: “This latest addition of GDP-compliant facilities allows us to offer additional quality corridors to our pharma and healthcare customers. The certification of our boutique-like single-airline facility in New York further strengthens our position as a global quality leader.”