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Etihad Cargo appoints WFS for cargo handling at 12 airports

Etihad Cargo has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) for cargo handling services at major international airports in Europe, Scandinavia, North America, India, and Asia Pacific.

Etihad Cargo has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) for cargo handling services at major international airports in Europe, Scandinavia, North America, India, and Asia Pacific.

WFS, a member of the SATS Group, will handle over 150,000 tonnes of cargo annually for the Abu Dhabi-headquartered airline during the three-year contract.

The airports covered in the EMEAA region by the agreement are Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Bengaluru, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Madrid, and Paris CDG.

In North America, it includes WFS’ existing handling operations for Etihad in New York JFK and Washington Dulles, and the new award of Boston and Chicago.

Etihad Cargo provides an integral link to Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East via the airline’s hub in Abu Dhabi, connecting prime cargo markets across the globe.

It offers cargo capacity on passenger and freighter aircraft as well as an extensive trucking network.

Etihad Cargo has been a fast-growing cargo handling customer of WFS since the two organisations signed their first cargo handling agreement in Frankfurt in 2005.

Thomas Schürmann, head of cargo operations and delivery at Etihad Cargo, said: “Etihad Cargo’s long-standing partnership with WFS and addition of new stations are a direct reflection of a shared commitment to consistently delivering high-quality air cargo solutions globally.

“The combination of Etihad Cargo’s expertise in transporting general and specialised cargo and the capabilities of WFS give partners and customers the confidence that their air cargo needs are in the best hands, regardless of where they are in the world.”

Mohammed Esa, global head, gateway services key accounts and strategy at SATS Group, said: “We thank Etihad Cargo for their trust in WFS and for this latest extension of our growing strategic partnership.

“As well as renewing existing contracts with WFS, this new agreement adds more key airport stations to the important work we do for the airline, including Amsterdam, Bengaluru, Barcelona, Boston, Copenhagen and Chicago.

“We value Etihad cargo’s partnership approach and their confidence in our ability to consistently deliver the high levels of service the airline’s award-winning reputation is founded on.

“Being awarded responsibility for providing cargo handling services at so many major cargo airports highlights WFS’ ability to provide global network solutions to our strategic customers.”

Since its establishment in 2004, Etihad Cargo has grown rapidly to become one of the leading air cargo carriers in the world, offering customers a range of cargo products and services to five major continents.

In addition to general cargo, Etihad Cargo offers a wide range of specialty products including live animals, dangerous goods, valuables and vulnerable cargoes, personal effects, as well as cold chain products for pharmaceuticals and perishables cargoes.

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