WFS to handle China Cargo freighters in Miami

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of the SATS Group, has won the contract to handle China Cargo’s freighter flights between Miami and Shanghai Pudong due to launch in January. International Airport. The thrice-weekly Boeing 777 freighter service will be the first by a Chinese airline to the Florida airport. Expected traffic includes e-commerce traffic, perishables, seafood and general cargo. WFS has handled China Cargo in Los Angeles since 2006 and now ... [+]

WFS to grow capacity at JFK by 20% in Q1 2025

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) will increase cargo capacity at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) by 20% in early 2025 with the opening of a new 346,000 sq.ft. terminal incorporating advanced technology and sustainability solutions. New York JFK is one of WFS’ biggest international cargo stations. WFS already operates ... [+]

WFS to trial new automated forklifts in Barcelona

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of the SATS Group, has commenced a proof-of-concept trial using Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs) in its cargo terminal at Barcelona Airport in its latest initiative to explore the productivity and operational excellence gains of automated solutions.The trial of Linde AGV forklift trucks will last ... [+]

WFS invests in Madrid to provide growth capacity

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of The SATS Group, is to open a fifth cargo handling terminal at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport to provide additional growth capacity and secure its position as Madrid’s largest independent handling provider.Construction of the new 6,500m₂ terminal has now commenced and WFS aims to ... [+]

Rwandair signs cargo handling contract with WFS for first-ever direct flights to Paris

RwandAir, the flag carrier airline of Rwanda, has appointed Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as the cargo handling partner for its new direct flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle. The airline is now connecting Paris and Rwanda’s capital Kigali with three non-stop Airbus A330 flights a week, its first-ever direct service to ... [+]

WFS rolls out new dock management system

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has begun rolling out a new Dock Management System in North America, which has already reduced truck waiting times at its operations in New York JFK by more than 20%. The solution is another feature of WFS’ in-house developed ePic Enterprise Solution, which is now operational at ... [+]

WFS fast tracks sustainability

Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) cargo and ground handling operations in Spain are helping to spearhead the group’s ‘Our Sustainable Flight Path’ program with a series of initiatives and investments to significantly reduce emissions at its 7 airport stations across the country.WFS’ GSE fleet in Spain is now 89% electric for ... [+]

World’s biggest airfreight handler sold to SATS

SATS is to acquire Worldwide Flight Services, the world’s largest air cargo handler from existing owner, Cerberus Capital Management for €2.25 billion.The companies said the combination would create a global air cargo platform with stations across Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Customers will benefit from the combined platform’s broader suite ... [+]

WFS using dog detection teams

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Diagnose, a world leader in dog-handing detection, have pioneered the detection of undeclared shipments of lithium batteries following a six-month trial involving thousands of cargo consignments in France. WFS and Diagnose partnered in March 2022 to carry out a feasibility study using dogs to detect the ... [+]

Air Belgium partners with WFS

Air Belgium is partnering with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Johannesburg and Cape Town for the launch of its first services to South Africa.The airline has awarded a three-year contract to WFS to provide cargo handling for the 1,600 tonnes per annum forecast to be carried onboard its twice-weekly Airbus ... [+]

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