Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) expands its partnership with Singapore Airlines with the awarding of a new contract by the carrier in Brussels (BRU).
The carrier also renewed existing agreements in Paris (CDG), London (LHR) and Manchester (MAN).
The contract in Belgium is a major win for WFS’ new cargo terminal operation at Brussels Airport, which opened in January.
The three-year deal will support Singapore Airlines’ five B747F cargo flights a week from Brussels. WFS reinforces its decision to invest in the new 250,000 tonne capacity freight facility less than two years after opening another new 9,000 sqm terminal in the Brucargo West development.
The new, additional terminal is designed to support WFS’ customers’ premium products and uses new technologies to improve operational efficiency and customer experience.
This includes a dedicated pharma zone as well as kiosk-based, self-service reception points for truck drivers. This enables them to stay in their vehicles when completing cargo deliveries and collections and expediting their assignment to one of the terminal’s 40 cargo gates.
In line with WFS’ core priority of safety and security, the new building is also equipped with state-of-the-art security access controls and cargo screening technologies.
Barry Nassberg, group chief commercial officer at WFS, says: “This is a significant strengthening of our relationship with Singapore Airlines and represents big gains for our operations in Belgium, France and the UK because of the airline’s size and importance in the market. We understand this responsibility and greatly value Singapore Airlines’ confidence in WFS.”