Lufthansa Cargo opts for WFS for handling in Brazil

By Damian Brett

Lufthansa Cargo B77F. Photographer: Oliver-Rösler. Source: Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo has awarded a three-year cargo handling contract to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) at São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport.

The contract covers cargo carried onboard the German carrier’s passenger, freighter and ‘preighter’ services.

The agreement, which commenced this month, is WFS’ first contract including cargo-only operations in Brazil.

Lufthansa Cargo offers daily Boeing 747-800 passenger services connecting the Brazilian city and Frankfurt as well as a weekly B777 freighter flight, which also provides cargo capacity for shipments from Viracopos International Airport and Argentina’s Ezeiza International Airport to Frankfurt.

Under the terms of the contract, WFS will also provide cargo handling services to support Lufthansa Cargo’s on-demand A340-300 ‘preighter’ flights ex São Paulo.

Overall, WFS expects to handle some 14,000 tonnes of import and export cargo per annum for the airline in Brazil.

The new contract extends WFS’ existing 10-year-plus relationship with Lufthansa in Brazil, covering security, ramp and porter services.

WFS is present at 19 airports in Brazil and handles around 210 daily flights for 19 airline customers, providing passenger, ramp, cargo, load control and security services.

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