Lufthansa Group picks WFS for ramp handling in Newark
June 12, 2018: Lufthansa Group has inked three-year contract for ramp handling operations at Newark Liberty International Airport with major ground handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS).
Based on the deal, the start of each airline’s summer schedules sees the WFS team in Newark responsible for handling Lufthansa’s three flights a day serving Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich as well as Austrian Airlines’ and SWISS International Airlines’ daily services.
The new contract with Lufthansa Group is the latest in a series of new ground handling customers for WFS in Newark.
In the first three months of 2018, WFS also won passenger services contracts by EL AL and WOW air, covering ticketing, customer services, wheelchair services and cabin cleaning. WFS also won an ‘above and below the wing’ services contract from Primera Air.
Tricia Casalinho, SVP Ground Handling at WFS in North America said: “Growing WFS’ ground handling business globally is one of the company’s top priorities. Here in Newark, these new contract successes show that our local team are clearly demonstrating how much major airline customers appreciate the services we deliver, which are based on a combination of value and quality, and are underpinned by our worldwide commitment to providing the highest standards of safety and security.”