WFS to provide PIA with UK cargo handling and trucking services


Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has signed a three-year contract to provide Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) with cargo handling and trucking services in the UK.

WFS will handle import and export cargo on PIA flights from London’s Heathrow Airport, Birmingham Airport and Manchester Airport, connecting UK customers with Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore.

WFS operations director, UK & Ireland, Cliff McKrell says: “This is another important contract win for WFS. PIA has recognised the value of having a single cargo handler at all three of its online airports in the UK, which we are also able to connect using our UK coastwise trucking network.”

“Combined with our close working relationship with the airline’s GSA partner in the UK, this increases the potential to generate cargo for the airline’s flights from across the country.”

Cargo carried onboard PIA’s 10 flights a week at Heathrow will be managed at WFS’ Building 551 at the World Cargocentre. WFS also operates cargo terminals at Birmingham and Manchester, and PIA does 10 flights a week from Manchester and four a week from Birmingham.