WFS wins new cargo handling contracts from Cathay Pacific Cargo
March 27, 2018: Paris-based air cargo handler, WFS recently inked a three-year contract with Hong Kong’s flag carrier, Cathay Pacific, to provide cargo handling for its new Brussels-Hong Kong direct service, which commenced on March 25.
Cathay Pacific is expected to commence four weekly flights on the Brussels-Hong Kong route, and will fly passengers and cargo onboard its Airbus A350-900 aircraft. WFS will handle about 7,000 tonnes of cargo and mail every year, for Cathay Pacific in Brussels.
WFS will also provide handling for Cathay Pacific’s trucking network, to and from Belgium.
Additionally, Cathay Pacific has also mandated WFS to handle its cargo in Copenhagen, and is expected to commence a three direct flight services every week from May 2.
Marc Claesen, regional vice president, WFS said: “WFS has been providing offline handling services for Cathay Pacific’s trucking operations, to and from Brussels for several years, hence we are delighted that the airline has chosen to partner with us for the launch of its new direct air services connecting the airport and Hong Kong.”
“Getting a contract to handle Cathay Pacific’s cargo in Copenhagen further reflects the strength of the WFS network, and the quality of service we provide. We have a clear understanding of Cathay Pacific’s requirements, as we have worked together for some time, and are ready to seamlessly handle the strong cargo support the airline will earn at both airports.”
This is the latest in a series of new contract for WFS in Brussels. Last month, it entered into agreements with CAL Cargo Airlines, Japan Airlines, MNG Airlines and Oman Air. Brussels, is also the first WFS cargo stations in Europe to achieve IATA CEIV Pharma certification. In 2017, WFS opened a dedicated temperature-controlled pharma handling facility in Copenhagen.