Swiss WorldCargo commences three-year cargo contract with WFS in Milan Malpensa Airport

SWISS WorldCargo has awarded a three-year cargo handling contract to WFS in Milan. Photo: Swiss WorldCargo

Swiss WorldCargo has commenced a three-year cargo handling contract with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) at Milan Malpensa Airport.

The airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) serves the Italian city with 28 weekly flights using narrowbody Airbus A320/321 and Embraer aircraft.

WFS expects to handle 2,000 tonnes of cargo annually at Milan Malpensa Airport. Part of the ground handler’s remit will include providing dedicated solutions for Swiss WorldCargo’s specialised high-value, care-intensive and temperature-sensitive shipments.

Additionally, Swiss WorldCargo’s customers will continue to benefit from road feeder services connecting Milan and Zurich six days a week.

Swiss WorldCargo has been a longstanding customer of WFS across its global network. At present, WFS provides cargo handling services for SWISS’ airfreight division at key airport stations in North and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

Christian Wyss, head of cargo offering development & Steering at SWISS, said: “We’re glad to extend our already solid collaboration with WFS to another key station of our cargo operations, Milan Malpensa. With a significant number of weekly flights and tonnes of cargo transported between Milan and Zurich, we need an air cargo ground handling partner that knows our business well and can operate to the high-quality standards that we provide our customers globally. WFS can do that.”

“We are proud that Swiss WorldCargo has extended its air cargo ground handling partnership with WFS to Milan Malpensa. The quality of Swiss WorldCargo’s products and services is highly respected across the industry, and we value the airfreight division’s confidence in our ability to meet these high standards,” said Massimiliano Introini, WFS’ managing director Italy.

“In support of our service offering, as well as investing in our warehouse terminal, we have implemented digitalised processes in our warehouse and will be adding extra equipment to enhance our ULD and Pharma Handling capabilities.”

Earlier this month, WFS increased its cargo handling capacity by 60% at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport with the opening of its fifth cargo terminal.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]