The new US$6 million cargo terminal at the airport is due to open for business on 1st September 2013.
In 2012, cargo throughput at the airport was nearly 45,000 tonnes. Julius Nyerere International Airport also served 3.5 million passengers, carried aboard 192,000 flights. The new WFS partnership is also engaged in a tender for the second passenger and ground handling licence at the airport.
Barry Nassberg, Group chief operating officer of Worldwide Flight Services, said: “We are delighted to have been given this opportunity to work with our new partners to establish the WFS brand in Tanzania. We look forward to offering our recognised service excellence to our airline customers and a much needed, high quality air cargo – and hopefully passenger and ramp – handling product at this important airport gateway in Africa.”