AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group, has signed a three-year contract to become the launch customer of Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) new cargo terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (H-JAIA).
Under the terms of the agreement, WFS will handle some 9,500 tonnes of cargo annually for AirBridgeCargo, carried onboard approximately 100 Boeing 747-400ERF freighter flights.
The contract extends ABC’s partnership with WFS in North America, with WFS already serving handling contracts with the Russian all-cargo airline in New York JFK, George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH), and Dallas/Fort Worth.
“AirBridgeCargo is an important and growing customer of WFS globally,” commented Mike Simpson, EVP Americas at WFS.
“Through multiple contracts in the U.S. and Europe, we are consistently proving our ability to deliver the service excellence ABC demands for its customers, as well as our expertise in supporting the airline’s portfolio of special cargoes services, including for pharmaceuticals and oversized shipments.
“The airline and its customers are the first to benefit from WFS’ investment in a new cargo terminal and handling systems in Atlanta and we are delighted to welcome them as our launch client,”
“2020 put air cargo at the forefront, showing its ability for resilience and agility,” highlighted Caroline Pappas, Director of Sales, North America.
“Together with WFS, we will be able to offer dedicated logistics solutions and a quality level our customers and market expect us to have.
“Through the capabilities of the new terminal, we will support our existing customers from various industries, as well as attract new ones”.