WFS wins V Australia contract at LA

V AUSTRALIA has appointed Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Los Angles to provide cargo handling for its new Boeing 777-300ER flights from Sydney, Australia.

The inaugural flight touched down in Los Angeles with a payload of 20 tonnes of cargo as well as a celebrity passenger list that included the airline group’s co-founders, Sir Richard Branson and Brett Godfrey.

Bill Payne, managing director of WFS in Los Angeles, said: “We are excited to be a part of this great new venture. With the economy in its current condition, V Australia is a breath of fresh air for our team and has already created an extra buzz in our work environment.”

WFS expects to handle arounde 6,000 tonnes of import and export cargo a year for the airline. The new contract is in addition to the existing cargo-handling contract held by WFS with Virgin Atlantic Cargo in Los Angeles.

V Australia started out operating three flights a week from Sydney to Los Angeles, which went up to daily from March 20. The carrier is due to launch direct flights to Los Angeles and considering a route from Australia to South Africa.

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest news

Davies Turner goes electric for greener forklifts

UK freight forwarder Davies Turner has powered up with Doosan electric forklift trucks, a greener replacement in the warehouse for…

Read More

Share this story

KLM urges staff to cut costs as coronavirus effect hits business

KLM has announced budget cuts in response to a slowdown in business resulting from the coronavirus outbreak, according to a…

Read More

Share this story

All Swissport warehouses to install ULD tracking

Swissport plans to equip all of its warehouses with Unilode and Descartes Bluetooth technology by the end of the year….

Read More

Share this story