WFS invests in Copenhagen as leases an additional handling facility

posted on 25th July 2019 by Justin Burns
WFS invests in Copenhagen as leases an additional handling facility

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) said it is future-proofing its cargo handling operations at Copenhagen Airport with the lease of a further facility to support the growing volumes of its airline and freight forwarding customers.

On 1 September, the cargo handler will start operations in an additional 4,700 square metre freight centre at the airport, increasing its total footprint in Copenhagen to more than 13,900 square metres.

Located next to WFS’ existing premises, it will increase WFS’ capacity for its some 70 customers, including 23 airlines with online flights to the Danish capital.

This latest development is part of an ongoing investment programme by WFS in Copenhagen, where it will also open a new pharma facility for sensitive, temperature-controlled shipments in the coming weeks. Pharma is one of WFS’ biggest growth areas in Denmark.

The additional building incorporates six ramps and cargo doors, two cool rooms as well as dedicated rooms for AVi and RRY storage, and benefits from direct airside access.

WFS senior vice president for Norther Europe, Marc Claesen said: “Copenhagen is an important and growing airport for us.

“This expansion of our capacity gives us the opportunity to achieve a more optimal flow of cargo through our operation to benefit our customers, and will provide the potential for future growth as our existing customers increase their volumes or new airlines commence services.

“Making this investment is a strategic step which secures our long-term ability to meet all of the needs of our customers.”