WFS gets off to flying start with new and renewed contracts


Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has got off to a flying start in 2018 by winning and renewing a number of contracts in North America.

The handling agent won the freight contract at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport to service Turkish Airlines’ twice-weekly flight to Istanbul, extending WFS’s existing relationship with the airline.

It has also been awarded new contracts by Aer Lingus in Seattle for its four times a week service to Dublin starting in May.

Over in Miami, Ethiopian Airlines has chosen to partner with WFS to support its new route to Addis Ababa, which is expected to handle some 5,200 tonnes of freight per annum.

DHL Air has also renewed contracts with WFS in Kansas City and St. Louis.

Over in neighbouring Canada, WFS has signed a three year contract with Lufthansa to handle around 6,000 tonnes a year on board its services from Frankfurt.

WFS senior vice president for sales and business development, Ray Jetha: “2017 was a very positive year for our stations in the U.S. and it is pleasing to see this continuing since the start of 2018 with new contracts being awarded to us from both existing and new airline customers across all of our services.

“Most of these latest contracts are extensions of working relationships we have with these airline customers at other points in our network so we especially welcome their confidence in our ability to provide the same superior service, safety and security at more of the airports they serve across the US.”