Bangkok joins WFS’ growing international network of certified pharma handling facilities

Bangkok Flight Services (BFS), the joint venture between Bangkok Airways and Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of the SATS Group, has achieved Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for its dedicated pharma handling facility at the city’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Stew...

Air China Cargo signs 3-year contract with WFS

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of the SATS Group, will handle over 20,000 tonnes of cargo a year for Air China Cargo in Los Angeles under a new three-year contract. WFS is providing ramp and warehouse handling services for the airline’s Boeing 777 and Boeing 747-400 freighter flights...

Challenge Handling announces major developments for 2024

Challenge Handling has forecast handling 320,000 tonnes of cargo, marking a significant leap forward in its operations. Challenge also announced strategic collaborations with partners, including MSC Air Cargo, Georgian Airlines and Coyne Airways, in addition to its longstanding partnerships with ...

Bangkok Flight Services lifts import goods embargo ahead of schedule

Bangkok Flight Services (BFS) has announced the early end of its embargo on import goods following successful clearance of a backlog resulting from a surge in volumes. Initially planned to run until Sunday, February 18, the embargo, which had been enforced from Monday, February 12, was lifted ahe...

WFS’ Lean Six Sigma program inspires business improvements

The launch of a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) program by Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), is helping employees from across the business achieve an internationally recognised management certification while identifying opportunities to increase operational efficiency, reduce waste, and enhance cus...

WISAG digitises air freight processing with EPG’s Cargo Handling System

The long-standing relationship between aviation experts EPG (Ehrhardt Partner Group) and WISAG Aviation Service Holding has reached another milestone with the successful introduction of the CARGO Handling System at Berlin-Brandenburg, Hamburg and Münster-Osnabrück airports. When WISAG Aviation ...

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Budapest Airport witnessed the accomplishment of another significant milestone in cargo development in December, notably the finalisation of an additional 10,000m² handling warehouse extension, complete with offices and operational infrastructure. These additions, set to augment the existing car...

Air China Cargo rewards WFS with new 3-year freighter contract

Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) commitment to operational excellence and investment in its cargo handling infrastructure at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport has been rewarded with a new three-year contract extension to serve Air China Cargo’s freighter services at the Spanish airport. T...

Frankfurt Airport celebrates year-on-year cargo volume growth for January

Frankfurt Airport celebrates year-on-year cargo volume growth for January

Frankfurt Airport yesterday released its traffic figures for January, welcoming an 8.8 per cent year-on-year increase in cargo volumes compared to the same period in 2023. Last month the German airport recorded more than 154,000 metric tonnes of cargo, noting a "significant rise" compared to Janu...

Swissport “flower corridor” facilitates transit of 9,000 tons of fresh roses

Over 9,000 tons of fresh roses travel safely through Swissport’s Flower Corridor, from the fields of the Kenyan highlands to Europe. The advanced logistics process also takes sustainability to the next level. Extended shelf life and reduced waste improve the position of Kenyan growers compar...

Groupe Europe Handling enters long-term strategic partnership with CHAMP Cargosystems

CHAMP Cargosystems and Groupe Europe Handling have solidified a long-term strategic partnership that will see the ground handler benefit from modernization, digitalization, and innovation. Groupe Europe Handling’s cargo division at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport will migrate to Cargospot Ha...

IATA awards ISAGO safety accreditation to WFS at London Heathrow

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of the SATS Group, has been awarded the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) accreditation for its cargo handling operations at London Heathrow Airport following an independent audit of its operational management and control systems in accordance ...

IATA releases 2024 cargo and ground handling manuals with updated standards

IATA (the International Air Transport Association) has completed the annual revision of its industry manuals for cargo and ground handling operations, incorporating the latest changes and revisions made to many of the underlying industry standards, as well as any state and operator variations. Th...

Swissport realizes strong volume growth in 2023

In 2023 Swissport International AG Swissport handled 4.7 million metric tons of freight (2022: 4.8 million). Swissport International AG, the global leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, last year realized strong volume growth and further ramped up its operation as post-pandemi...

Menzies forges new joint venture with Eurus Express to support sustainable growth in China

Menzies forges new joint venture with Eurus Express to support sustainable growth in China

Menzies has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Eurus Express to explore the opportunities to support future business growth and cultivate sustainable progress in Hainan and the wider Asia-Pacific region. Eurus Express, an integrated logistics solution provider, offers customised supply chain...

HHS Aviation expands service portfolio with Delta Air Lines

HHS Aviation, a leading provider of aviation support services, announced an expansion into cargo handling at Memphis International Airport (MEM) through a new partnership with Delta Air Lines. Effective February 26, 2024, this strategic agreement marks HHS Aviation’s entry into a new market seg...

Changi Airport trials new electric, autonomous baggage handling vehicle

Changi Airport trials new electric, autonomous baggage handling vehicle

Changi Airport and Aurrigo are collaborating to test the latest version of its electric-powered autonomous vehicle, the Auto-DollyTug. The vehicle, which has new ground handling capabilities and is more manoeuvrable than its previous versions, will be put through different scenarios to assess its...

IATA: Air cargo demand surged 10.8% in December

IATA: Air cargo demand surged by 10.8% in December 2023

IATA (the International Air Transport Association) has released data for global air freight markets showing that air cargo demand rebounded in 2023 with a particularly strong fourth quarter performance despite economic uncertainties. Its figures show that full-year demand in 2023 reached a level ...

Cathay Cargo Terminal to provide full end-to-end digital import process

Cathay Cargo Terminal continues to enhance the service it provides to customers with the ​ launch of Electronic Shipment Release Forms (eSRF), making it the first Hong Kong cargo terminal operator to provide end-to-end digitalised import collection. This new eSRF feature forms an integral part ...

Air Partner completes last minute cargo operation transporting dismantled helicopter

Air Partner's Cargo Division, a global leading full-service logistics provider, completed a last-minute cargo operation to transport a dismantled Airbus helicopter from Miami to Southern Europe. Originally scheduled for ocean transport, the Air Partner US team worked in tandem with partner, Sky S...

Finnair partners with WFS for cargo handling in Paris

Finnair has appointed Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of the SATS Group, to provide cargo warehouse handling at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, domestic trucking services and cargo reception points across France. The airline operates 28 wide- and narrow-bodied passenger flights per wee...

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