WFS secures cargo contracts with Turkish Airlines in North America
Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has expanded its cargo handling partnerships with Turkish Airlines to Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston in North America.
WFS began handling services for the airline’s four Boeing 777 passenger flights to Istanbul from Dallas. The new contract, which begins in March at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, will see the local WFS team handle 3-4 cargo flights per week as well as daily B777 passenger services to the Turkish city. In Houston, WFS already has a cargo ramp handling contract with the airline.
WFS expects to handle around 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 stopover for WFS to provide service to Turkish Airlines. Our local teams are proud to have earned the trust of one of the leading airlines in freight transportation in the world, and we look forward to expanding our partnership to additional locations in the near future,” said Mike Simpson, Executive Vice President Americas, WFS.
WFS handles over 245,000 tons of cargo annually for airline customers in Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston, as well as managing warehouses and cargo ramps at both airports. WFS’ September 2021 acquisition of U.S. stevedore Pinnacle Logistics also introduced road feeder services to its portfolio, connecting Dallas and Houston as well as other major freight gateways in North America.