Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won the tender to operate Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s Cargo Building C.
The cargo handling agent is taking a long-term lease on the new facility, the most modern cargo terminal in Atlanta, as part of a multi-million dollar investment to bring its service, safety and security programmes to support the airport’s cargo growth.
Mike Simpson, executive vice president Americas at WFS says that Atlanta has been a significant gap in the company’s North American network.
He says: “We have been very attracted to Atlanta for some time and are excited by what we can do to support the airport’s long-term growth, most notably by bringing our best-in-class global safety and security standards to the market.”
Elliott Paige, airport director – air service development at Hartsfield Jackson says: “With more airlines recognising the outstanding opportunities we offer, WFS will play an important role in Atlanta’s future growth by further enhancing our reputation as a first class, and safe and secure, cargo hub.”
WFS will commence operations in Cargo Building C in late 2019 and will announce its launch customers shortly.
The 120,000 square foot warehouse in the airport’s South Cargo Area will incorporate freighter ramp handling facilities and a container bypass handling system.
To support temperature-controlled products, it will also house 2,500 square feet of dedicated cooling facilities capable of storing 140 skids plus ULD containers.
WFS is also starting the process of becoming the first cargo handling partner in Atlanta to achieve Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification.