Carriers flock to WFS in Bangalore


Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a Member of the SATS Group, says it has signed handling contracts with 20 airlines since opening its first Indian terminal at at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR) at the end of May.

The cargo handler has started a 15-year license to operate an international cargo handing operation at Kempegowda in partnership with BIAL, Bangalore International Airport Limited. New airline customers for WFS Bengaluru Private have signed contracts of between 3-5 years.

WFS employs some 700 staff at two facilities, currently offering an annual throughput capacity of 120,000 tonnes, rising to 250,000 tonnes per annum following refurbishment. WFS is responsible for the development, operation, management, and maintenance of the operations, which include the only dedicated cold chain facility at the airport.