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WFS steps in smartly to keep cargo on the move

[ April 16, 2020   //   ]

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) took just 72 hours to launch a new ‘emergency response’ cargo handling operation at Liege Airport. It followed a request from the airport to help increase its capacity to accept more freighter flights carrying urgent medical equipment. WFS transferred highly-trained, experienced cargo handling staff from its operation in Brussels, along with equipment including forklifts from nearby WFS stations in both Belgium and the Netherlands. The cargo handling terminal is located at a new but previously unoccupied airside warehouse and has been made available to WFS by Liege airport authority to support the sudden increase in demand for all-cargo operations. WFS expects to handle up to 14 freighter flights per week during the emergency response, which is currently expected to continue until the end of May.