Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) will provide United Airlines with cargo handling services for the first-ever non-stop service by a US carrier between New York and Cape Town.
The cargo handler has been awarded a three-year contract to serve its three times a week Boeing 787 flights, which will connect Cape Town with New York Newark.
The seasonal service will depart South Africa on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 15 December 2019 to 28 March 2020.
Malcolm Tonkin, general manager cargo for WFS in South Africa says: “The WFS team in Cape Town take great pride in the quality of service we deliver for our airline customers and look forward to contributing to the success of United’s new route.
“The airline is a welcome addition to our growing business in South Africa and this direct cargo capacity to and from New York will be a great boost for the local cargo community.”