Brussels Airlines is the latest airline to award a long-term passenger and ramp handling contract to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) at Manchester International Airport.
Effective February 1st 2014, the three-year agreement will see WFS providing services for Brussels Airlines’ 19 flights a week between the two cities. The carrier serves Manchester using AVRO RJ100, Airbus A319/A320 and Dash 8 passenger aircraft.
WFS, which was awarded a ground handling licence to commence passenger and ramp handling at Manchester in April last year, will provide check-in, gate, operations and aircraft dispatch services for Brussels Airlines as well as loading and unloading of baggage and cargo, and baggage make up.
Paul Mallard, Vice President Business Development, Ground Handling at WFS, said: “We are proud that Brussels Airlines has chosen to award such an important contract to WFS following a competitive tender process. Its regular scheduled services will enhance our growing portfolio of leading airline customers. We have invested at Manchester Airport because we recognised a need for the high quality services WFS provides and our success in winning long-term airline contracts proves this decision was correct.”
On January 1st , 2014, WFS also commenced a three-year contract to provide ramp handling for Jet2.com at Manchester International Airport. The fast-growing leading leisure airline operates nearly 6,000 flights a year from Manchester.
About WFS Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) was founded in 1983 and is a leading global provider of ground handling and technical services, and the world’s largest cargo handler. Today it is present at 121 major airports in 21 countries on four continents. WFS serves 300 airlines globally, including the handling of four million tonnes of cargo per annum and 50 million airline passengers a year. The company employs 10,000 staff worldwide and reported revenues for 2012 of €580 million.