Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded ground handling contracts with JetAirFly Airlines, Air Canada and JetBlue Airlines in the U.S Virgin Islands.
JetAirFly appointed WFS to handle its seasonal Boeing 767 passenger flights to the Caribbean island of St. Croix.
On the island of St. Thomas, Air Canada selected WFS to provide ground handling for the launch of its first ever scheduled service to the territory. The WFS team on the island also supported the set up of the airline’s own infrastructure in St. Thomas, including establishing relationships with local US Customs and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials.
JetBlue Airlines has awarded a handling contract to WFS for both islands. It has launched twice-daily E-190 flights to San Juan from St. Thomas plus five Airbus A320 flights a week to Boston. From St. Croix, JetBlue serves San Juan in Puerto Rico with a daily E-190 operation.
WFS opened its stations in St. Thomas and St. Croix in 1989. It employs a team of 100 staff in St. Thomas and 40 employees in St. Croix.
Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) was founded in 1983 and is one of the world’s leading providers of ground handling, cargo handling and technical services. Today it is present at 121 of the world’s major airports in 20 countries. WFS serves 300 airlines globally, including the handling of 3.5 million tonnes of cargo per annum and 50 million airline passengers a year. The company employs 10,000 staff worldwide and reported revenues for 2010 of €580 million.