Saudia Cargo has signed a multi-station cargo
handling contract with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) covering
major airport gateways in Europe and the United States.
contract will see WFS handle in excess of 160,000 tonnes of cargo
per annum for the airline and provide ramp handling for air cargo
shipments onboard over 5,000 passenger and freighter flights a
The three-year agreement extends WFS’ existing
relationships with Saudia Cargo at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
and across all airports in France as well as at Frankfurt, New
York JFK and Washington Dulles airports.
It also awards WFS new
business for cargo handling at London Heathrow and Manchester in
the United Kingdom, and at Brussels Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
WFS will commence warehouse operations for the airline in
the UK with effect from 1 October 2019, followed by the start of
the new ramp and cargo handling services in Belgium and the
Netherlands on 1 November.
Duncan Watson, VP Global
Commercial Cargo at WFS, said, “This is a highly significant
contract for WFS with one of the world’s leading cargo carriers.
We are honoured that Saudia Cargo has chosen to extend its
relationship with WFS at stations where we already work together
in Europe and the U.S. and, following a full review of the market,
to also partner with us for its major cargo operations in
Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Manchester. The airline is
demonstrating its trust in WFS’ ability to provide the highest
quality of service for its customers, alongside the highest
standards of safety and security. An important factor in our success is undoubtedly our ability to offer services to Saudia
Cargo at all eight airports within our own facilities and the
expertise and flexibility of our people at each airport.”