Etihad Cargo and WFS sign handling agreement at 12 airports

Etihad Cargo has signed a three-year agreement with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to provide cargo handling services at 12 airports across Europe, India, Asia Pacific and North America.

The three-year agreement will see WFS handling 150,000 tonnes of cargo annually.

In the EMEAA region, WFS will provide Etihad Cargo with cargo handling services in Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Bengaluru, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Madrid and Paris Charles de Gaulle.

In North America, Etihad Cargo has awarded WFS with new contracts in Boston and Chicago to go with existing operations at New York JFK and Washington Dulles.

WFS and Etihad Cargo signed their first cargo agreement in 2005 for services at Frankfurt Airport.

Thomas Schürmann, Head of Cargo Operations & Delivery at Etihad Cargo, says, “Etihad Cargo’s long-standing partnership with WFS and addition of new stations are a direct reflection of a shared commitment to consistently delivering high-quality air cargo solutions globally. The combination of Etihad Cargo’s expertise in transporting general and specialised cargo and the capabilities of WFS give partners and customers the confidence that their air cargo needs are in the best hands, regardless of where they are in the world.”

Mohammed Esa, Global Head, Gateway Services Key Accounts & Strategy at SATS Group, adds, “We value Etihad cargo’s partnership approach and their confidence in our ability to consistently deliver the high levels of service the airline’s award-winning reputation is founded on. Being awarded responsibility for providing cargo handling services at so many major cargo airports highlights WFS’s ability to provide global network solutions to our strategic customers.”

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