WFS to acquire Swissport’s Copenhagen handling business
27 / 02 / 2015
WORLD Flight Services (WFS) is to acquire Swissport’s cargo business at Copenhagen Airport, writes Thelma Etim, deputy editor.
Under the terms of the agreement, Swissport will transfer all its business activities currently carried out by Swissport Cargo Services Denmark ApS, as well as its 4,200m² cargo terminal which handles 18,000 tonnes a year, on 1st October.
Marc Claesen, regional vice-president for northern Europe at WFS, comments: “Copenhagen has been a big growth airport for WFS since we opened our operation in 2006 and this latest investment not only gives us potential for further expansion, it brings more leading international airlines into our portfolio in Scandinavia, that are also customers of WFS elsewhere in our global network.”
Jos Roeven, managing director of Swissport Cargo Services for the Netherlands and area director for the Nordics, adds: “WFS is a major player in cargo handling and is therefore perfectly equipped to take over the cargo business at Copenhagen Airport.”
WFS provides services to 300 airlines globally, is currently at 120 major airports in 20 countries on four continents and handles four million tonnes of cargo a year.
The new agreement with Swissport will take WFS’ total cargo volume at Copenhagen to 100,000 tonnes a year, says a company statement.
The company’s existing facilities at the airport include two cargo terminals with a total area of nearly 10,000m² of warehouse space and office accommodation.
WFS’ airline clients at Copenhagen include Singapore Airlines, China Cargo Airlines, Korean Air, British Airways, TAP Portugal, Iberia, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air Greenland, Cargolux and Icelandair.
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