WFS to increase JFK capacity by 20%
Worldwide Flight Services will increase cargo capacity at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport by 20% in early 2025 with the opening of a new 346,000 sqft terminal.
New York JFK is one of WFS’ biggest international cargo stations. WFS already operates eight handling facilities at the airport, serving 38 airline customers.
The new facility will take the company’s footprint at North America’s sixth-largest cargo airport to over 700,000 sq ft and grow capacity to more than 675,000 tonnes per annum.
The opening of the new WFS facility will give JFK its first dedicated on-airport handling facility for temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products and perishables cargo.
Mike Simpson, WFS: “When the facility opens in Q1 2025, we will increase our ability to offers airlines and the air cargo community in New York the opportunity to carry more special and premium cargo.”
WFS has signed a 15-year lease on the new cargo terminal. The terminal’s 26-acre site will also provide ramp space for three wide-body aircraft.
WFS also increased its presence in the US Midwest earlier in 2023 by opening an additional cargo terminal at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, growing annual capacity by 10% to over 310 million kilograms.
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