Lufthansa extends contract with WFS; will also handle cargo-only operations in Brazil
Lufthansa Cargo and Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) collaborate for another three-year contract to handle cargo carried onboard its passenger, freighter and ‘preighter’ services at São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport, Brazil. The new contract extends WFS’ existing 10-year-plus relationship with Lufthansa in Brazil, covering security, ramp and porter services.
Lufthansa Cargo has served the São Paulo air cargo market for over 30 years. It now offers daily Boeing 747-800 passenger services connecting the Brazilian city and Frankfurt as well as a weekly B777 freighter flight, which also provides cargo capacity for shipments from Viracopos International Airport and Argentina’s Ezeiza International Airport to Frankfurt.
Under the terms of the contract, WFS will also provide cargo handling services to support Lufthansa Cargo’s on-demand A340-300 ‘preighter’ flights ex São Paulo.
Overall, WFS expects to handle some 14,000 tonnes of import and export cargo per annum for the airline in Brazil. WFS provides cargo build-up and documentation services, special cargo assistance and mail handling.
“Winning this contract with Lufthansa is the best way to demonstrate the quality of WFS’ cargo handling credentials in Brazil. It also reinforces the great partnership we have with the airline, both in Brazil and at a global level,” said Rubens Pereira Leitão Filho, CEO WFS/Orbital Brazil.
WFS is present at 19 airports in Brazil and handles around 210 daily flights for 19 airline customers, providing passenger, ramp, cargo, load control and security services.