WFS extends US cargo handling partnerships with Turkish Airlines
16 / 02 / 2022
By Roger Hailey
Ground handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has extended its cargo handling partnership with Turkish Airlines at Dallas/Fort Worth International and Houston (Houston George Bush Intercontinental) airports in North America.
Overall, WFS expects to handle some 31,000 tonnes of cargo per annum for Turkish Airlines at the two US gateways.
In Dallas, WFS has started handling four B777 passenger flights to the carrier’s Istanbul hub.
The new contract at Houston Airport begins in March, when WFS will handle 3-4 freighter flights per week plus daily B777 passenger services to Istanbul.
WFS already holds a freighter ramp handling contract with the airline in Houston.
Mike Simpson, executive vice president Americas at WFS, said: “We are pleased to expand our relationship with Turkish Airlines in North America, where we also provide passenger handling services in Chicago.
“These contracts extend our existing cooperation in Houston, while Dallas/Fort Worth is a new station for WFS to provide service to Turkish Airlines.
“Our local teams are proud to have earned the trust of one of the world’s leading cargo carrying airlines, and we look forward to growing our partnership to other locations in the near future.”
WFS handles over 245,000 tonnes of cargo annually for airline clients in Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston. It also provides warehouse and freighter ramp handling at both airports.
WFS’ acquisition of US handler Pinnacle Logistics in September 2021 has also added road feeder services, connecting Dallas and Houston and other major cargo gateways in North America.