WFS to open bigger terminal in the Big Apple

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Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of SATS Group, will increase cargo capacity at New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) by 20% in early 2025 with a new 346,000sq ft terminal.

JFK is one of WFS’ biggest international cargo stations. WFS already operates eight handling facilities at the airport, serving 38 airlines and the new facility will take the company’s footprint there to over 700,000sq ft. and increase capacity to more than 675,000 tonnes per annum. There will be ramp space for three wide-body aircraft.

The new WFS facility will also be JFK’s first dedicated on-airport handling facility for temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals and perishables.

WFS chief executive officer, Americas, Mike Simpson, said: “When the facility opens in Q1 2025, we will increase our ability to offers airlines and the air cargo community in New York the opportunity to carry more special and premium cargos and support the growing demands of businesses and consumers in the US and globally.

“By incorporating scalable systems and forward-looking solutions, the building will remain versatile and responsive to evolving customer and industry needs as well as emerging technological advancements. Furthermore, our customers can be assured that we will continue to deliver the accurate and reliable service they have come to expect from us.”

The new building will use solar panels to lower its carbon footprint and energy efficient windows, lighting, ventilation, air conditioning systems and electric forklifts, pallet movers, and other equipment will contribute to environmental efficiency.

WFS also increased its presence in the US Midwest earlier in 2023 with an additional cargo terminal at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

WFS to open bigger terminal in the Big Apple

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of SATS Group, will increase cargo capacity at New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) by 20% in early 2025 with a new 346,000sq ft terminal.

JFK is one of WFS’ biggest international cargo stations. WFS already operates eight handling facilities at the airport, serving 38 airlines and the new facility will take the company’s footprint there to over 700,000sq ft. and increase capacity to more than 675,000 tonnes per annum. There will be ramp space for three wide-body aircraft.

The new WFS facility will also be JFK’s first dedicated on-airport handling facility for temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals and perishables.

WFS chief executive officer, Americas, Mike Simpson, said: “When the facility opens in Q1 2025, we will increase our ability to offers airlines and the air cargo community in New York the opportunity to carry more special and premium cargos and support the growing demands of businesses and consumers in the US and globally.

“By incorporating scalable systems and forward-looking solutions, the building will remain versatile and responsive to evolving customer and industry needs as well as emerging technological advancements. Furthermore, our customers can be assured that we will continue to deliver the accurate and reliable service they have come to expect from us.”

The new building will use solar panels to lower its carbon footprint and energy efficient windows, lighting, ventilation, air conditioning systems and electric forklifts, pallet movers, and other equipment will contribute to environmental efficiency.

WFS also increased its presence in the US Midwest earlier in 2023 with an additional cargo terminal at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

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