Healthy business for handler WFS

Worldwide Flight Services says its investment in 12 dedicated pharma facilities at airports in Europe (including London) the US and Africa has paid off with significant increases in time- and temperature-sensitive volumes in the first five months of 2020. They will also provide vital support to airlines, freight forwarders and their healthcare customers involved in the global distribution of a coronavirus vaccine once one becomes available. WFS’ pharma operations provide dedicated ... [+]

WFS Milan joins battle against the coronavirus

Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) team at Milan’s Malpensa Airport are supporting urgent medical effort to saves the lives of coronavirus victims in Italy by expediting the handling of time-sensitive materials destined for hospitals and medical centres. This has included handling cargo onboard special China Eastern Airways charter flights from Shanghai to ... [+]

Pharma cert for WFS Paris

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has gained IATA CEIV Pharma certification for its new €10 million Pharma Centre at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Opened in September last year, the Centre is the only dedicated facility at the airport and has a team of dedicated and trained experts, temperature-controlled warehousing, and ... [+]

Carmody to head up WFS in UK

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has appointed Paul Carmody as managing director of its UK cargo operations. He was previously head of UK operations and has held senior positions at Menzies Aviation in Canada and the US prior to joining WFS in 2009. He will be responsible for all WFS cargo ... [+]

WFS to open Paris pharma centre

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is investing €10 million in a new Pharma centre at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Opening in September 2019, it will be the only facility owned by a ground handler dedicated to pharmaceuticals at the airport and offers both landside and airside acceptance capabilities and will ... [+]

WFS wins Schiphol CEIV certificate

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has gained IATA CEIV Pharma certification for its facilities at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. It provides dedicated temperature-controlled facilities at 2-8°C and 15-25°C. All employees received specific training on the procedures and handling processes, while the team leading the CEIV programme for WFS also completed IATA’s own ... [+]

WFS to handle Air Europa

Spain’s second largest airline, Air Europa, has chosen Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as its cargo handling partner at nine major airports in Europe, including London Heathrow and Gatwick. WFS will handle cargo on board more than 38,000 flights a year from the nine airports, which also include Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, ... [+]

WFS ties up more airline business

Thai Cargo has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a five-year cargo handling contract in the UK and Ireland. WFS will provide handling for the carrier’s double daily Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 flights from London Heathrow to Bangkok as well as regional cargo handling across its UK and Ireland stations ... [+]

WFS to build flying fish terminal in Oslo

Handler Worldwide Flight Services has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sjømatterminalen to operate the Seafood Center at Oslo Airport. It will handle up to 250,000 tons a year and meet industry requirements for cool chain logistics. Construction of the terminal is expected to start in April 2019, with opening ... [+]

Handler WFS changes hands

Investment firm Cerberus Capital Management is to acquire Worldwide Flight Services from Platinum Equity. Paris-headquartered WFS is the world’s largest air cargo handler with a presence in 198 airports in 22 countries. [+]

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