WFS to handle cargo at nine airports for Air Europa

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Air Europa has selected Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as its cargo handling partner at nine European airports including its hub in Madrid.

The three-year contract gives WFS responsibility for handling cargo in Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, Milan Malpensa and Madrid.

Cargo will be handled on more than 38,000 flights a year from the nine airports, with Air Europa’s volumes in Madrid exceeding 50,000 tonnes per annum.

All flights from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK are operated by Boeing 737-800s, Airbus A330-200s and Embraer 195s, and fly directly to Madrid where Air Europa’s network connects to 60 global cities.

Air Europa Cargo general manager, Jordi Pique says: “The relationship with WFS represents a powerful opportunity for Air Europa to significantly expand our services in Europe. WFS has clearly demonstrated its ability to apply its considerable resources and expertise not only in Madrid but also in other major European Airports.”

WFS senior vice president for commercial cargo – EMEAA, Dan Parker says: “Air Europa has a successful and growing cargo business and we are confident we can deliver the high quality of service at each of these airports to further enhance its reputation with customers and lead to more growth opportunities for the airline.”