About us

Our company

WFS (Worldwide Flight Services), a member of the SATS Group.

Working closely with airlines, airports, freight forwarders and businesses, our experienced, passionate and proactive team constantly seek the safest, most efficient way to deliver best-in-class solutions.

We believe in building lasting partnerships with our customers. Our strong financial position allows us to invest in our network and the technology needed to provide greater value and sustainability. This continual improvement creates the efficiencies which enable us to streamline processes and retain our position as best-in-class for safety and security. This solid foundation, driven by our dedicated people, delivers the seamless flow of air cargo and passengers globally.

Our Mission

Our global team is passionate, proactive and focused on continuous improvement. We work alongside our customers to deliver efficiency, value and sustainability through our expertise and technology. And above all safety and security stays at the heart of everything we do.

Our Vision

To enable the seamless flow of air cargo and passengers around the world.


Over 35 years of continuous growth

  • 1984

    American Airlines founded AMR Services, a ground handling company.

  • 1993

    AMR Services acquired French-based SFS, forming a powerful European and North American cargo and ground handling business.

  • 1999

    SFS/AMR merger renamed Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to reflect global expansion of the group.

  • 2004

    WFS started joint venture with Bangkok Airways at Bangkok Airport, providing ground and cargo services.

  • 2008

    WFS bought 60% stake in British Airways Regional Cargo, making it UK’s largest cargo warehouse provider.

  • 2014

    WFS entered Latin America ground handling market with controlling share of Orbital Group, operating at 19 airports in Brazil.

  • 2015

    WFS acquired 51% shareholding in Fraport Cargo Services and entered Spanish ground handling market at 5 airports.

  • 2016

    WFS acquired Consolidated Aviation Services (CAS) and became leading
    ground handling and cargo company in North America.

  • 2018

    Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (“Cerberus”) acquired WFS from Platinum Equity.

  • 2021

    WFS acquired Mercury Air Cargo and Pinnacle Logistics, two leading US cargo handlers as well as R.A.Hand for freight forwarder handling services in France.

  • 2022

    WFS is awarded a 15-year concession to operate its first cargo handing operation in India at BLR Airport, Bengaluru.

  • 2023

    SATS Completes Acquisition of Worldwide Flight Services

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