Air France has awarded a five-year cargo and mail handling contract to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) at Paris-Orly Airport.

This is the fifth cargo contract awarded by the airline to WFS in France in the last 12 months, following Nice, Bordeaux, Strasbourg and Marseille.

WFS has employed and provided training for 70 new staff at Paris-Orly in support of the Air France contract, which covers the physical handling of cargo and mail, freight documentation processes, safety and security procedures, and ramp transport for 1,200 Air France flights per month.

Emilio Fernandez, CEO Europe at Worldwide Flight Services, said: “WFS is very proud and excited about this new partnership and we appreciate the long-term confidence Air France is showing in our ability to deliver the high quality of service it demands for its customers. Our aim is to extend this partnership to all of Europe.”

WFS is the world’s largest cargo handler with a network spanning 120 locations in 20 countries. At Paris-Orly, it operates 12,000m² of warehouse facilities and 1,500m² of offices.

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 120 major airports in 20 countries on four continents. WFS serves 300 airlines globally, including the handling of four million tonnes of cargo and 50 million airline passengers per annum. The company employs 10,000 staff worldwide and reported revenues for 2013 of €580 million.

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