Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Polar Air Cargo have expanded their partnership in North America with a new long-term contract at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
WFS will handle more than five million kilos of cargo each month carried by Polar’s all-Boeing freighter fleet ex-LAX. This includes scheduled and ad-hoc freighter service from Los Angeles.
Polar, a joint venture of Atlas Air and DHL Express, has significantly grown its footprint at LAX after expanding with a second warehouse that covers more than 230,000 sqft.
WFS also provides handling services for the airline at its hub in Cincinnati, as well as in Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York JFK, Seattle and Toronto airports.
“We are proud to be winning new station contracts on the strength of our performance at other major airports across Polar’s network,” commented Guido DiGiandomenico, vice president of sales for WFS in North America.
“In Los Angeles, thanks to the hard work of our local WFS team, we have earned a solid reputation for providing quality cargo handling services in what is a challenging marketplace. We look forward to supporting Polar’s continued growth at this very important west coast gateway.”
WFS currently manages 235,000 sqft of warehouse space at LAX, where Polar Air Cargo now joins its existing portfolio of leading international airline customers. The cargo handler, owned by previate rquity firm Cerberus Capital management, recently bought LA’s largest cargo handler Mercury Air Cargo, Payload Asia learned.
WFS’ average monthly volumes in Los Angeles now exceed 22 million kilos or 22,000 metric tonnes each month.