Worldwide Flight Services wins Birmingham

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Worldwide Flight Services has secured a five-year ground handling contract at Birmingham airport for Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline.

WFS is now recruiting a team of some 160 staff at the UK airport in preparation for the start of the contract on October 23, when it takes responsibility for managing Flybe’s passenger services, baggage handling and ramp operations.

Voted the most punctual UK-based airline for on-time performance in January 2019 following independent analysis, Flybe’s DeHavilland Q400 and Embraer aircraft operate from Birmingham, serving ten destinations in the UK, the Channel Islands and Ireland as well as 11 of Europe’s most popular leisure and business routes in France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.

The new contract represents WFS’ first ground handling agreement at this station and follows the successful commencement of services at Edinburgh in late 2018, where it now handles more than 13,000 flights a year. In addition to building its new team, WFS is also investing in new management control systems and in new ground support equipment to ensure the efficiency of its Birmingham operation.

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