WFS wins cargo handling contract with Japan Airlines

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Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won its first-ever contract with Japan Airlines.

WFS, which provides ground handling services to more than 300 airlines across its global network, has been awarded a cargo handling contract by the airline at New York’s JFK International Airport.

The handler will manage Japan Airlines’ twice-daily Boeing 777 and 787 services to Tokyo. WFS expect to handle over 15 million kilogrammes of cargo a year for the carrier.

WFS vice president for ground handling and cargo in the US East Region and Canada, Sydney Stephenson says: “This is a milestone contract for WFS to be working with another of the world’s most respected airlines.

“This contract follows our move into cargo building 75 at JFK International Airport, which helped to demonstrate to Japan Airlines our commitment to consistent improvement and service quality. We hope this will be the first of many more contracts between the airline and WFS in the future.”