Lufthansa awards WFS’ first cargo-only handling contract in Brazil

posted on 25th October 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Lufthansa awards WFS' first cargo-only handling contract in Brazil

Lufthansa Cargo has awarded a three-year contract to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) at São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport to handle cargo carried onboard its passenger, freighter and ‘preighter’ services.

The agreement, which commenced this month, is WFS’ first contract including cargo-only operations in Brazil.

Under the terms of the contract, WFS will also provide cargo handling services to support Lufthansa Cargo’s on-demand A340-300 ‘preighter’ flights ex São Paulo.

Overall, WFS expects to handle some 14,000 tonnes of import and export cargo per annum for the airline in Brazil. WFS provides cargo build-up and documentation services, special cargo assistance and mail handling.

The new contract extends WFS’ existing 10-year-plus relationship with Lufthansa in Brazil, covering security, ramp and porter services.

“Winning this contract with Lufthansa, one of the world’s most respected cargo carrying airlines, is the best way to demonstrate the quality of WFS’ cargo handling credentials in Brazil,” said Rubens Pereira Leitão Filho, CEO WFS/Orbital Brazil.

“It also reinforces the great partnership we have with the airline, both in Brazil and at a global level”.