Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has become the first air cargo handling company in South Africa to be awarded Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certifications for its temperature-controlled pharma facilities, aligned to ISO9001:2015, in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
This latest WFS investment to upgrade and certify its pharma handling operations at both airports follows a 15% increase in these product volumes into South Africa over the past two years. It also supports the company’s continued commitment to supporting the growth of its airline customers’ pharma products.
In 2019, WFS has also completed multi-million-euro investments in new pharma facilities in Copenhagen, Miami, New York JFK and Paris CDG airports. The awarding of GDP certifications in Johannesburg and Cape Town followed an audit of WFS’ cargo operations by DQS, one of the world’s leading certification bodies for management systems worldwide.
WFS currently handles more than 65,000 tonnes of air cargo a year, including pharmaceuticals, for airline customers in Johannesburg and Cape Town.