Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is to handle SF Airlines’ new scheduled freighter services at New York’s JFK International Airport.
The Chinese airline is operating twice-weekly Boeing 747-400F flights from Hangzhou and WFS expects to handle 12 million kilos a year for SF, which previously operated only ad hoc charter services on the route.
WFS is also SF Airlines’ handling partner at Los Angeles and Huntsville International Airport, contracts awarded in October 2020 and 2022 respectively.
The two companies also partner in Liege, Frankfurt, and Paris CDG.
WFS was originally appointed to handle cargo onboard SF’s charter flights at New York JFK in 2019. WFS will handle SF Airlines at Building 73 is a 52,000sq ft facility housing a multi-tier ETV system and a connected ramp with parking for one Boeing 747 freighter. SF will join WFS’ ePic warehouse management system.
In Q3 2024, WFS will add a further 350,000sq ft of cargo capacity in New York, to add to its existing 650,000sq ft footprint, taking a tenancy in the first new cargo terminal to be built at JFK in 20 years. With a capacity to handle more than 350,000 tonnes, the new Building 260 will provide three more ramp parking positions for cargo aircraft.