Tag: Worldwide Flight Services

RWANDAIR SIGNS CARGO HANDLING CONTRACT WITH WFS FOR FIRST-EVER DIRECT FLIGHTS TO PARIS

RwandAir, the flag carrier airline of Rwanda, has appointed Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as the cargo handling partner for its new direct flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle. The airline is now connecting Paris and Rwanda’s capital Kigali with three non-stop Airbus A330 flights a week, its firs...

WorkJam Partners with Worldwide Flight Services to deliver its Digital Frontline Workplace

WorkJam, the world’s leading digital frontline workplace for organisations has today announced a partnership with global air cargo logistics leader, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS). As the company seeks to improve employee retention and development, WorkJam will provide the tools and support nec...

SATS completes acquisition of Worldwide Flight Services

SATS Ltd. (“SATS”) today announced it has completed its acquisition of global air cargo logistics provider Worldwide Flight Services (“WFS”) for €1.3 billion (equivalent to approximately S$1.8 billion) from an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management (“Cerberus”), representing an enter...

Larry Coyne and Olivier Bijaoui Join the TIACA Hall of Fame

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) inducted Larry Coyne, Founder and Chairman of Coyne Airways and Olivier Bijaoui, former CEO Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and current Founder and CEO of OB Invest into the Hall of Fame today during the Air Cargo Forum. Larry Coyne, well known in o...

Worldwide Flight Services to be Acquired by SATS to Create the Preeminent Global Air Cargo Handling Platform

Worldwide Flight Services (“WFS”) today announced that SATS Ltd. (“SATS”) has reached an agreement to acquire WFS from an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management (“Cerberus”). The transaction is valued at an enterprise value of €2.25 billion. The transaction will bring together WFS...

WFS Strengthens Leadership Team in North America To Drive Growth

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has announced key appointments to its leadership team in North America to support its air cargo and ground handling growth ambitions in 2020 and beyond. Paul Walton joins the company as Senior Vice President Express, responsible for all aspects of WFS’ Express ...

WFS gains IATA CEIV certification for new Pharma Centre at Paris CDG

13 February 2020, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded IATA CEIV Pharma certification for its new €10 million Pharma Centre at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for the handling of temperature controlled healthcare and life science products. Opened in September last year, the Centre ...

Etihad Cargo renews WFS Global Handling Contract

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, has renewed its global cargo handling agreements with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the world’s largest air cargo handler, with Frankfurt and Madrid joining six existing gateways in Europe, Asia and the United States. The t...

United Airlines Signs Up with WFS For Debut Cape Town Services

United Airlines will partner with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as its cargo handling provider for the first-ever nonstop service by a U.S. carrier between New York/Newark and Cape Town. WFS in Cape Town has been awarded a three-year contract by United to serve its three-times weekly Boeing 7...

WFS Is First Major Air Cargo Company to Switch To BioNatur Plastic

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is the first major air cargo industry company to begin converting the majority of plastic products used in its cargo handling operations over to the BioNatur Plastics line of sustainable products manufactured by M&G Packaging. BioNatur Plastic is a growing lin...

New general managers to spearhead next stage of WFS’ growth in Belgium and Scandinavia

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has strengthened its regional management team in EMEAA with the appointments of new General Managers in Belgium and Scandinavia. Michel Fiorani joins WFS, the world’s largest air cargo handler, as General Manager Belgium, based in Brussels. He has over 19 ye...

Bijaoui and Caviezel team up to set-up ground handling network for the Americas

Two of the most influential and successful leaders in air cargo ground services have established Transborder Aviation Holdings which will form a network for cargo handling and all-related services in the Americas. Olivier Bijaoui (pictured below), former chairman of Worldwide Flight Services (WFS...

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