Japan Airlines expands cargo handling contract with WFS

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Japan Airlines has expanded its partnership with handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) for its cargo operations in Europe.

The agreement will see WFS providing cargo handling services in Liege for Japan Airlines’ Boeing 747 freighters flying in from Tokyo.

The handler will also work closely with Japan Airlines’ general sales and services agent (GSSA), J-Air, to facilitate road transport connections for Japan Airlines’ flights from Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and London.

WFS will also process pharma cargo — coronavirus vaccines — carried on a number of Japan Airlines’ Brussels-Osaka flights this summer.

Marc Claesen, senior vice president of commercial, Europe Middle East Africa and Australia at WFS, commented: “Japan Airlines is a highly valued WFS customer, and we are proud to be extending the work we do for the airline in Europe.

“We are also delighted to welcome the airline as a new customer in Liege and to have renewed its offline handling agreement with us in Brussels. This also enables us to continue our close working relationship with our friends at J-Air.”

Tatsusuke Osakabe, regional manager of cargo and mail, France, Spain and Belgium at Japan Airlines, added: “We are very happy to expand JAL’s European partnership with WFS, which responds well to our requests, such as for the high quality handling of vaccines in Brussels and our requirements for time definite handling of large volumes in Liege.” 

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