Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has opened a new cargo handling centre at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (H-JAIA), supporting its focus on network expansion, facility investments and sustainability.
WFS won the airport’s tender for a 20-year lease to operate the new 100,000 sq ft Cargo Building C, which is a key part of H-JAIA’s multi-billion-dollar master plan to accommodate the future aviation needs of the region.
Mike Simpson, EVP Americas at WFS, said: “We were extremely proud to be awarded the opportunity to operate Cargo Building C, and to now be opening the first new cargo terminal at H-JAIA in more than 30 years.
“Atlanta is a major cargo hub in North America and, through this long-term commitment and investment, WFS is demonstrating its ability to offer airlines using this great airport the highest international standards of safety, security and service.
“We look forward to a long and successful partnership with the airport authority and Atlanta’s air cargo community.”
As the latest station to join WFS’ global network, the Atlanta operation will provide airline clients with world class cargo handling services, underpinned by the highest safety and security standards.
The new building combines full cargo and freighter handling capabilities and provides 11 dock doors, drive-up ramp access and a container bypass system.
Multiple charging points are also available for ‘active’ temperature-controlled containers and WFS is also offering services for temperature sensitive shipments.