Ground handling firm Worldwide Flight Services has won a contract at JFK International Airport to handle cargo for Japan Airlines’ twice-daily 777 and 787 services to Tokyo. WFS said it expects to handle more than 15,000 tonnes of airfreight each year for JAL. This is the first-ever contract WFS has earned with the carrier.
The contract follows WFS’ recent move into cargo building 75 at JFK, which helped to seal the deal with JAL, said Sydney Stephenson, vice president ground handling and cargo, U.S. east region and Canada. “We hope this will be the first of many more contracts between the airline and WFS in the future,” he added.
WFS handles cargo at more than 145 major airports in 22 countries. The company moves about 4 million tonnes of cargo per years for 300 airline customers.