WFS, one of the largest cargo handlers at Boston-Logan International
A new building and three more customers make WFS one of the largest cargo handlers at Boston-Logan International Airport.
September 13, 2017
By PLA Editor
Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has more than doubled its cargo handling operation at the Boston-Logan International Airport to accommodate new contracts with Lufthansa, SAS and Swiss International Air Lines.
WFS, starting building a name for itself in Boston 12 years ago and prior to this latest expansion has been operating from a 30,000 sq ft facility on behalf of three major airline customers; American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia. Following a successful bid for the new Cargo Building 62 in the South Cargo Area at the airport, it has now added a further 22,500 sq ft of warehousing plus over 26,000 sq ft of truck docking, equipment storage and office space.
The Massachusetts Port Authority had said the successful tenant needed to demonstrate commitment to safe and efficient use of the facility and the ability to deliver timely customer service using advanced systems and technologies. It subsequently awarded the lease to WFS, effective August 2017.
The three new airline contracts in its second facility will boost throughput at the airport by another 55,000 tonnes a year.
WFS will handle cargo for Lufthansa’s 21 Airbus A330 and A340 flights a week connecting Boston with the German cities of Frankfurt and Munich. These services will reduce to 14 per week during the winter season. Swiss International Air Lines has also chosen WFS to manage cargo carried onboard up to 14 weekly frequencies to and from Zurich. Both airlines have signed five-year contracts with WFS in Boston. SAS has awarded WFS a three-year agreement to manage cargo handling for its four Boeing 737-700 flights a week connecting Boston and Copenhagen. The SAS and Swiss contracts commence in September 2017 and Lufthansa will transfer its contract to WFS in October.