WFS secures multiple US contracts already in 2018

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Worldwide Flight Services has won or renewed cargo, ramp and passenger handling contracts with airline customers at eight US stations so far this year.

In the way of cargo handling contracts, WFS won the contract for Turkish Airlines’ new twice-weekly flights to Istanbul from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental airport, extending their existing relationship with the airline. The handler also won new cargo handling contracts with Aer Lingus in Seattle, for its new four-times-weekly flights to Dublin, starting in May. In Miami, it will support Ethiopian Airlines’ new route from Addis Ababa, for which it expects to handle some 5,200 tonnes of freight every year.

DHL Air has also renewed contracts with WFS in both Kansas City and St. Louis. Meanwhile, in neighbouring Canada, it has signed a three-year contract with Lufthansa to handle some 6,000 tonnes a year onboard its services from Frankfurt.

Three new ramp handling contracts have been awarded to WFS in 2018 at Newark airport. WFS now serves Austrian Airlines, Primera Air and Swiss International Air Lines at the airport – all on three-year terms.

WFS’ passenger services in the US are also in growing demand. Starting in April, it will serve passengers travelling on LOT Polish Airlines’ new weekly Warsaw-New York JFK-Warsaw flights as well as those flying onboard Allegiant Air’s new six flights a week from Sarasota.

Ray Jetha, WFS’ SVP, Sales and Business Development, commented: “2017 was a very positive year for our stations in the US and it is pleasing to see this continuing since the start of 2018 with new contracts being awarded to us from both existing and new airline customers across all of our services.

“Most of these latest contracts are extensions of working relationships we have with these airline customers at other points in our network so we especially welcome their confidence in our ability to provide the same superior service, safety and security at more of the airports they serve across the US.”

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