PIA awards UK trucking and cargo handling contract to WFS

18 / 10 / 2016

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) with a three-year contract to provide cargo handling and trucking services in the UK.

WFS will handle export and import cargo for PIA’s wide-bodied flights at London Heathrow, Birmingham and Manchester, connecting customers in the UK with Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore.

At Heathrow, cargo carried onboard PIA’s 10 flights a week will be managed at WFS’ Building 551 in the airport’s World Cargocentre.

WFS also operates cargo terminals at Birmingham and Manchester airports. PIA operates 10 flights a week ex Manchester and four services a week from Birmingham.

Cliff McKrell, operations director, UK & Ireland at WFS, said: “PIA has recognised the value of having a single cargo handler at all three of its online airports in the UK, which we are also able to connect using our UK coastwise trucking network.

"Combined with our close working relationship with the airline’s GSA partner in the UK, this increases the potential to generate cargo for the airline’s flights from across the country.”