Saudia Cargo renews and expands WFS handling contracts in Europe and North America  

Saudia Cargo awarded a multi-station ramp handling contract to Worldwide Flight Services (WFSthat covers airports in Europe and the United States, WFS announced today. 

The three-year agreement extends the Middle Eastern carrier’s existing cargohandling agreements with WFS at airports in Western Europe and North America, such as Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)Frankfurt (FRA), John F. Kennedy International (JFK) and Washington Dulles International (IAD). 

In addition, WFS will also begin providing services for Saudia at a number of new stations includning London Heathrow (LHR), Manchester (MAN), Brussels (BRU) and Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS). WFS will commence warehouse operations for Saudia Cargo in the U.K. on Oct.1,2019, and will start ramp and cargo handling services in Belgium and the Netherlands on Nov. 1.  

As part of the tender process, Saudia Cargo conducted technical visits to each WFS station to determine the quality of each facility and to meet local WFS staff responsible for managing the airline’s cargo operations. 

WFS anticipates it will provide ramp handling for cargo shipments onboard on 5,000 passenger and freighter flights each year for Saudia Cargo and handle more than 160,000 tonnes of cargo per annum for the airline. 

This news follows WFS’ other recent expansion activities, which include opening pharmaceutical facilities at Copenhagen (CPH) and CDG. 

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Chelsea Toczauer

Chelsea Toczauer is the Associate Editor of the company’s daily news and monthly magazine Air Cargo World. She holds two BAs in International Relations and Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of Southern California, as well as a double accredited US-Chinese MA in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University joint degree program. Chelsea speaks Mandarin and Russian.