WFS secures cargo contracts with Turkish Airlines in North America
Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has expanded its cargo handling partnerships with Turkish Airlines in Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston in North America.
WFS has begun handling services for the airline's four Boeing 777 passenger flights to Istanbul in Dallas. The new contract, which will begin in March at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, will see the local WFS team handle 3-4 freighter flights per week as well as daily B777 passenger services to the Turkish city. In Houston, WFS already has a freighter ramp handling contract with the airline.
WFS expects to handle approximately 31,000 tonnes of cargo per year for Turkish Airlines at the two airports.
"These contracts extend our existing cooperation in Houston, while Dallas/Fort Worth is a new station for WFS to provide service to Turkish Airlines. Our local teams are proud to have earned the trust of one of the world's leading cargo carrying airlines, and we look forward to growing our partnership to other locations in the near future," said Mike Simpson, Executive Vice President Americas, WFS.
WFS handles over 245,000 tonnes of cargo for airline clients in Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston each year, as well as providing warehouse and freighter ramp handling at both airports. WFS's September 2021 acquisition of US handler Pinnacle Logistics has also introduced road feeder services to its portfolio, connecting Dallas and Houston as well as other important cargo gateways in North America.