Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is expanding its cargo handling services at Copenhagen Airport, Denmark.
The cargo handler has signed a contract for a new 3,700 square metre cargo centre, which will open in Q4 2022.
In the meantime, WFS has taken a 12-month lease on an additional facility to provide the extra capacity its needs in the short-term.
Commenting on the expansion, Copenhagen Airport’s group CEO Thomas Woldbye said: “With this significant expansion of an additional handling terminal, WFS has ensured further improvement and capacity for growth in the airfreight segment at Copenhagen Airport.
“This fits well with Copenhagen Airport’s cargo strategy and will enable opportunities for future airfreight growth. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, WFS has proven to be a solid partner and maintained good contingency, which has contributed to the airfreight market receiving a stable and good service in CPH under these difficult conditions and large fluctuations in the volumes of airfreight in our region.”
In the past 12 months, WFS has renewed airline contracts at Copenhagen Airport with Qatar Airways and Sichuan Airlines.
The company now handles 100,000 tonnes of cargo annual across its facilities, as well as providing airside cargo handling.
“Through the pandemic, WFS has continued to provide a full 24/7/365 cargo handling service for our customers in Copenhagen, including those closely connected to the country’s thriving pharma industry,” added WFS’ Scandinavia general manager Thomas Egeland.
“As volumes recover to close to their pre-covid level, and we are able to make this new investment to ensure WFS and Copenhagen Airport have the infrastructure in place to maintain high quality cargo handling services, for both our existing clients and future customers which recognised this strategically-important regional cargo hub.”