WFS acquires Swissport’s Copenhagen business
Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has signed an agreement to acquire Swissport’s cargo business at Copenhagen Airport, reinforcing its position as the largest independent cargo handler in Denmark.
October 1, 2014
Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has signed an agreement to acquire Swissport’s cargo business at Copenhagen Airport, reinforcing its position as the largest independent cargo handler in Denmark. Under the terms of the agreement, Swissport will transfer all business activities to WFS on 1 October 2014. WFS will take over Swissport’s 4,200 sqm cargo terminal at Copenhagen Airport, which handles 18,000 tonnes a year on behalf of leading international airlines.
Marc Claesen, regional VP, North Europe at WFS, said: “We are delighted to have successfully concluded this agreement. Copenhagen has been a big growth airport for WFS since we opened our operation in 2006 and this latest investment not only gives us potential for further expansion, it brings more leading international airlines into our portfolio in Scandinavia, that are also customers of WFS elsewhere in our global network.”
WFS provides services to 300 airlines globally, is present at 120 major airports in 20 countries on four continents, and handles four million tonnes of cargo a year. It commenced operations in Scandinavia in 2006 having been awarded a concession on land by Copenhagen Airport a year earlier and investing in the construction of a new cargo terminal. WFS also opened its own cargo business at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport in 2012.