Asiana Airlines awards Milan cargo handling contract to WFS

By Damian Brett

Asiana Airlines’ has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) with a contract to handle its freighter services at Milan-Malpensa Airport.

The airline operates three Boeing 747 freighter flights a week from the Italian airport to Seoul. WFS expects to handle some 15,000 tonnes of cargo annually for Asiana.

The contract win comes two years after WFS opened a 47,000 tonne capacity cargo terminal at the airport.

Massimiliano Introini, managing director of WFS in Italy, said: “Winning this important contract with Asiana Airlines is a significant boost for our operation at Milan-Malpensa.

“Our decision to invest in a new facility at the airport was based on our long-term confidence in the Italian air cargo market and a belief that we would be able to attract world class airlines as customers. We are doing this successfully, and this is also a reflection of the great service levels being delivered by the WFS team in Milan. We look forward to more growth in 2021.”

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