Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has future-proofed its growing handling operation at Brussels Airport with the opening of a modern 250,000-tonne capacity cargo terminal, designed to optimise speed and deliver self-service and real-time information for airlines and freight forwarders.
The new 25,000 sq mt facility is in addition to WFS’ 11,000 mt warehouse and office operation at the airport which opened in the Brucargo West development zone in 2019.
“Brussels Airport and its cargo community are very progressive,” commented Marc Claesen, senior vice president Commercial EMEAA at WFS. “WFS is taking the leading role in providing the market with a product and digital tools which meet the requirements of modern-day cargo handling, and which gives us the capacity to grow. We believe more airlines will choose to partner with us.”
WFS’ clients in Brussels include Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, IAG Group, and United Airlines.
Last summer, WFS also signed a five-year contract to provide a total handling solution for Air France KLM Martinair Cargo at the airport covering cargo, mail and trucking as well as services to support special products. Most recently, WFS has also won another new handling contract with cargo carrier Demavia Airlines.
The new facility is part of a €100 million investment by Brussels Airport in the cargo zone at the airport.