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Ground Handling

Thai Airways extends long-term partnership with handler WFS in France

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited has extended its long-standing cargo handling contract with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in France. The new agreement will extend...

Strike of Swissport Cargo employees at Brussels Airport

The frustration and dissatisfaction about working conditions among employees are so deep that they went on strike and are not ready to resume work,...

Swissport luggage handlers at Manchester Airport filmed while throwing luggage from a Ryanair aircraft

On 20 September, Swissport luggage handlers at Manchester Airport were filmed while one handler was "throwing" luggage from a Ryanair flight from Malaga into...

WFS invests in new cargo terminal at Milan Malpensa airport

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has increased its ability to support growing cargo volumes at Milan-Malpensa Airport by investing in a new cargo terminal capable...

Thai Cargo signs five-year handling contract with WFS in the UK and Ireland

THAI Cargo has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a five-year cargo handling contract in the UK and Ireland. Effective on 1 September, WFS will provide...

A Brussels Airport love story: and she said yes!

Love was definitely in the air this week at Brussels Airport: Sébastien, working at Swissport Belgium, anxiously waited at a just-docked TUI Fly Belgium...

Virgin Atlantic chooses Menzies Aviation for cargo handling in Australia

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has awarded a three-year cargo handling contract to Menzies Aviation in Australia. The new agreement saw Menzies take over Virgin Atlantic’s cargo...

“As red cap for Swissport Belgium, the airport no longer holds any secrets”

A job at the center of the action at the airport? For Melanie Kuijpens, red cap at Swissport Belgium, every day is an adventure....

Cerberus Capital Management to acquire ground handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS)

Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (“Cerberus”) today announced that one of its affiliates has entered into an agreement to acquire Worldwide Flight Services (“WFS”) from...

Singapore Airlines extends cargo handling contracts with WFS in France and the UK

Singapore Airlines has renewed its cargo handling contracts with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Paris and London. In France, WFS provides handling services for the...

WFS grows its Scandinavian client portfolio with three new contracts in Denmark and Sweden

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is continuing to grow its client portfolio in Scandinavia after being awarded three new airline cargo handling contracts in Denmark...

Lufthansa Group chooses WFS for ramp handling in Newark

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won a three-year contract to provide ramp handling for Lufthansa Group’s flights at Newark Liberty International Airport. Under the terms...

Swissport opens Aspire Business Lounge at Cork Airport

Ireland’s first Aspire airport business lounge officially opened today (7 June) at Cork Airport. Operated by Swissport, investment in the lounge at Ireland’s second...

Swissport serves a record 250 million passengers and handles 4.7 million tonnes of air cargo in 2017

In 2017 Swissport International Ltd. increased the number of passengers served on behalf of its airline clients to some 250 million (up 8.7% on...

Brussels Airport is expecting a Swissport baggage handling strike on 23 March

Tomorrow Friday 23 March a national demonstration is held. As a result, baggage handling by Swissport may be disrupted. Flights that are handled by Aviapartner,...

New ground handling licences at Brussels Airport granted to Aviapartner, Swissport, dnata, LSG Skychefs and Newrest Servair

Brussels Airport Company has granted the licences for 5 restricted categories of ground handling services at the airport, i.e. the handling of passenger and...
Cargo Loading on a 747F

Aviapartner baggage handlers on wildcat strike at Amsterdam Schiphol

Employees of ground handler Aviapartner have spontaneously stopped working this morning at Schiphol Amsterdam airport. According to a union representative at FNV Luchtvaart there has...

Wildcat strike of Aviapartner baggage handlers at Brussels Airport – Return to normal on Saturday

Aviapartner employees have "spontaneously" stopped working at Brussels Airport on 26 November, causing disruptions in baggage handling. Brussels Airport informed passengers that if their flight...
Cargo Loaded at Brussels Airport

Aviapartner Belgium asks Council of State to cancel temporary licence at Brussels Airport

Aviapartner Belgium has written a letter to the Belgian Council of State as they are unhappy about the temporary licence at Brussels Airport. The...

Swissport staff shortage at Brussels Airport; flight delays up to two hours

Past few days air traffic at Brussels Airport has been severely disturbed by the heavy snowfall, but even on Wednesday there are still delays,...