WFS extends cargo handling partnership with American in Europe

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Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has extended its partnership with American Airlines through a new cargo handling contract in Copenhagen to support the launch of the airline’s daily Boeing 787 flights between Denmark and its transatlantic hub in Philadelphia.

In Europe, WFS is already handling American Airlines’ cargo in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK.

At the end of 2022, WFS opened its third new cargo terminal at Copenhagen airport, adding a further 3,700 sq m of capacity.

Copenhagen is also one of the more than 25 global airports in WFS’ network with a dedicated GDP-certified pharmaceutical handling facility to support customers working with pharma and life sciences.

“Across Europe, we receive good service from WFS and, having spent time with many WFS employees over the years, it’s clear that Copenhagen is held in high regard,” said Paul Allen, the airline’s regional manager, cargo operations – EMEA.

“We have a good working relationship with WFS at all levels and with the Copenhagen area known for pharma traffic, we hope and expect to be able to tap into that market.”

Marc Claesen, senior vice president commercial EMEAA at WFS, added: “American Airlines is a great customer of WFS across our global network, so we are delighted to be working together in Copenhagen to support the airline’s first flights from Copenhagen to its Philadelphia hub.

“This contract has been earned by our investments in modern terminal facilities and our ability to handle premium pharma cargoes as well as WFS’ strong understanding of the airline’s high service requirements. We look forward to ensuring this new route becomes another big cargo success for American Airlines.”

WFS now handles some 100,000 tonnes annually in Copenhagen for more than 20 online airline customers and a further +150 offline carriers.

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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]