Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has attained Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certifications for its temperature-controlled pharma facilities at Johannesburg (JNB) and Cape Town (CPT) airports. According to WFS, it is the first air cargo ground handling company in South Africa to be awarded the certification.
WFS’ decision to invest and pursue certification of its pharma handling operations at both airports follows a 15% increase in these product volumes into South Africa over the past two years, according to the ground handler.
“Our new pharma facilities and GDP compliance positions WFS to meet the expectations of our customer airlines and will help them and us grow this important segment of our business into and out of Johannesburg and Cape Town,” said WFS General Manager-Cargo for WFS in South Africa, Malcolm Tonkin. “With the South African pharma market projecting continued high-level growth, we also hope our investment will encourage more airlines to choose WFS as their handling partner, based on the enhanced quality of service we now offer.”
WFS currently handles approximately 65,000 tonnes of air cargo, including pharmaceuticals, per annum at JNB and CPT.