WFS’ Copenhagen expansion enables ‘future airfreight growth’

posted on 29th November 2021 by Eddie Saunders
WFS' Copenhagen expansion enables 'future airfreight growth'

Copenhagen Airport has acknowledged Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) latest investment to expand its cargo handling facilities as enabling ‘future airfreight growth’ for the airport and its airline clients.

WFS is the largest cargo handler in Copenhagen, supporting 31 airlines with flights to and from the Danish capital. It also provides cargo handling services for a further 127 offline carriers.

It opened its first 4,600m² cargo terminal in Copenhagen in 2008 and expanded with an additional 3,000m² Terminal 2 facility at the beginning of 2010.

In 2019, WFS also invested in a new GDP-certified Pharma facility, increasing its footprint by a further 1,500m².

WFS – the world’s largest air cargo handler – is investing once again by signing a contract for a new Terminal 3 cargo centre. The 3,700m² warehouse facility will open in Q4 2022.

In the meantime, to support its airline customers’ growing volumes, WFS has taken a 12-month lease on an additional facility to provide the additional capacity it needs in the short-term, until construction of the new cargo centre is completed next year.

Thomas Woldbye

Thomas Woldbye, Group CEO of Copenhagen Airports has praised WFS’ commitment to the airport and its cargo community: “With this significant expansion of an additional handling terminal, WFS has ensured further improvement and capacity for growth in the airfreight segment in 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”.