Thursday, March 27, 2014

New Cargo Contracts for Air Freight Handling Group

French Deals Increase Tonnages for WFS
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FRANCE – The air freight handling specialist group Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won four new cargo contracts for its French operation. The deals, with Air France, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, TMA Cargo and XL Airways, has seen deals awarded to the company which now handles some 40,000 tonnes of cargo a month in Paris and serves 180 airlines across the whole of France.

At Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, the new contracts with AirBridgeCargo, TMA and XL Airways are effective immediately. AirBridgeCargo operates three B747 freighters a week from Paris to Moscow, while TMA Cargo has two all-cargo flights a week from the French capital to Beirut using A300F and B767F. WFS will also handle cargo on XL Airways flights to various destinations such as North America, DOM-TOM, Mexico, and Dominican Republic.

Paris-based WFS will also be extending its contract with Air France to include EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg airport, with effect from October. WFS commenced cargo handling for the airline at Nice, Bordeaux, Strasbourg and Marseille airports in 2013. Emilio Fernandez, CEO Europe at Worldwide Flight Services, said:

“These new contracts reflect our expertise in cargo handling for both passenger and all-cargo airlines in Paris and the provinces of France.”