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WFS Invests in New Cargo Terminal at Milan-Malpensa Airport

[ September 25, 2018   //   ]

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has increased its ability to support growing cargo volumes at Milan-Malpensa Airport by investing in a new cargo terminal capable of handling over 47,000 tonnes a year.

Malpensa is WFS’ first cargo handling facility in Italy, where the company previously only operated offices to provide documentation and cargo operations supervision services for American Airlines and China Cargo Airlines.

American Airlines is WFS’ launch cargo handling customer in the new facility having signed a new and extended contract with WFS in 2018. The location will also provide offline handling services for other customers of WFS’ European network.

With the opening of the new cargo terminal at the end of July, WFS now operates from the airport’s newest freight building, which combines 5,000 square metres of warehouse space as well as a 3,000 ramp area and a further 800 sq. mt. of modern office accommodation. WFS has also invested to equip the operation with the latest cargo handling and ground support equipment, a cool area for temperature-controlled cargoes, and racking to store pallets and containers.