WFS leases second cargo-handling facility at Copenhagen Airport
26 / 07 / 2019
By Rachelle Harry
Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has leased a second cargo-handling facility at Copenhagen Airport to support the growing volumes of its airline and freight forwarding customers.
The new facility, located next to WFS’ existing premises, will increase the company’s capability to provide the highest levels of safety, security and service for its customers, including 23 airlines with online flights to the Danish capital.
The additional building incorporates six ramps and cargo doors, two cool rooms as well as dedicated rooms for AVi (live animals) and RRY (radioactive materials) storage, and benefits from direct airside access.
WFS, the world’s largest air cargo handler, will commence operations in an additional 4,700 sq m freight centre at the airport from September 1, thereby increasing its total footprint in Copenhagen to more than 13,900 sq m.
The company’s new cargo-handling facility is part of its ongoing investment program in Copenhagen. WFS will also open a new pharma facility for sensitive, temperature-controlled shipments in the coming weeks. Providing specialist, compliant handling for customers’ pharma cargoes has been one of WFS’ biggest growth areas in Denmark.
Marc Claesen, senior vice president, Northern Europe, of WFS said: “Copenhagen is an important and growing airport for us. This expansion of our capacity gives us the opportunity to achieve a more optimal flow of cargo through our operation to benefit our customers, and will provide the potential for future growth as our existing customers increase their volumes or new airlines commence services. Making this investment is a strategic step which secures our long-term ability to meet all of the needs of our customers.”