Turkish Airlines awards contract to WFS
30 / 05 / 2012
TURKISH Airlines has awarded a contract for cargo handling at Birmingham Airport in the UK to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS).
As part of its ongoing network expansion, Turkish Airlines launched a new direct service between Istanbul and Birmingham on 15 December, 2008.
The airline operates either an Airbus A320 or Boeing 737 aircraft on the route with a cargo payload of up to 2,000 kgs per flight. Flights depart the UK airport every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Under the terms of the agreement, WFS provides a full cargo handling service for Turkish Airlines at its 30,000 sq ft cargo centre at Birmingham Airport, including freight reception, pallet build and break and documentation.
Mike Stewart (right), commercial director of WFS in the UK, said: "This is a great opportunity for WFS in the UK to build a new relationship with a growing airline such as Turkish Airlines and to expand on the existing successful relationship WFS has with the airline in other parts of Europe.
"We are extremely proud to have been asked to provide cargo handling services here at Birmingham Airport and to be such a key part of their exciting growth strategy.”