WFS, Swiss WorldCargo launch first GDP-compliant facility at JFK

Ground-handling giant Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, opened the first Good Distribution Practice-certified pharmaceutical facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).  The GDP certification, awarded for JFK’s Building 66, assure that the facility conforms with quality standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) for handling pharmaceutical […]

Doncaster Sheffield’s expansion plans position it as alternative to congested U.K. airports

Despite the continued saga of Brexit and the uncertainty it instills into European-U.K. markets, Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is moving forward with plans to expand cargo operations and position itself as an alternative to congested airports in the United Kingdom.  Today, DSA announced the appointment of Ray Wood – who has over 20 years’ experience from working formerly at […]

Expanded infrastructure, networks and tech guide top 3 airport trends into 2019

Following our announcement of this year’s top 25 cargo airports, we at Cargo Airport News have identified the top three airport trends developing in the industry since the start of 2019. These trends include:  #3: The rise of dual and cluster airport systems  #2: Acquisition of cool-chain technology and certifications increases among airport stakeholders  #1: Small and medium-sized airports gain […]

Top 3 trends in the evolution of air cargo communities

Over the past seven years, cargo communities like those at Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), Brussels Airport (BRU), Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Singapore Changi (SIN) and Miami Airport (MIA), have worked to instill real and positive change into airport operations.  While the cargo industry is often derided for a lag in technological upgrades or slow operations, airport cargo communities have introduced advancements to […]

HKG becomes first CEIV Fresh-accredited airport

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is now the world’s first International Air Transportation Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Fresh-certified airport. Launch partners in the program include the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK), Cathay Pacific, Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) and Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl).   Standards for the IATA CEIV Fresh program are based on the […]

WFS signs three-year handling contract with Qantas at DFW

Today, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) inked a three-year ground handling deal at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) for Australia-based carrier Qantas Airways. The agreement extends WFS’s relationship with Qantas, for which it already provides cargo handling services at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  The new agreement stipulates WFS will conduct ground handling services for the carrier’s passenger operations, as well as cargo […]
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