WFS wins three-year ground handling contracts with 12 airlines in North America

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Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won ground handling contracts with 12 airlines in North America, adding another 14,000 aircraft turns per annum to its growing operation. All of the contracts are for a three-year period.

WFS is providing ramp handling for Emirates Airlines’ 250 flights a year from Dallas/Fort Worth to Dubai. Qatar Airways has also chosen the ground handler in Dallas/Fort Worth for full ground handling services for its 520 flights a year to Doha. VivaAerobús has appointed WFS in DFW for full handling operations with flight turns increasing by five times its previous schedule. Frontier Airlines has partnered with the company in Wilmington Airport (Delaware) and for its start-up operation in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. 

JetBlue has awarded WFS a cabin cleaning services contract in Las Vegas. New Houston-based low cost carrier Avelo Airlines has appointed it to provide full above- and below-wing handling, cabin cleaning and security services in Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Montana, Eugene Airport in Oregon, and Bend/Redmond, Roberts Field, Oregon. Southwest Airlines has also chosen WFS in Bozeman Yellowstone to handle its below wing, de-icing, facility and cabin cleaning services.  Sun Country Airlines has commenced full handing contracts in Newark and Honolulu in May. Air France-KLM will also commence a new ramp handling contract with WFS in Houston this month. Air France has appointed WFS to handle its seasonal services from Denver to Paris, commencing this summer. KLM will also partner with WFS for its new Las Vegas to Amsterdam services in July. New Italian airline Neos has selected WFS to support its above-wing operations at New York JFK. Volaris has awarded below-wing handling at Los Angeles.

Mike Simpson, EVP Americas at WFS, said, “I want to congratulate our senior vice president Ground, Terry Trainor, and our entire ground handling team in North America for helping us gain these new contracts. Clearly, the airline industry and its suppliers have all suffered severe disruption over the past year, but these significant contract awards show positive signs of recovery, and we are ready to provide these airlines and their passengers with the highest standards of service, safety and security at each of these locations across our network. During the spring break in March, we handled over 12,000 flights – almost on a par with the pre-Covid level – we are optimistic for a sustained recovery of the US aviation industry.”

WFS’ ground handling network spans 45 airports in North America and serves some 140,000 flights a year for more than 40 airline clients. 


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