Vietnam Airlines has selected WFS subsidiary Bangkok Flight Services (BFS) as its new cargo handler at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).
BFS, established as a joint venture in 2004 between WFS and Bangkok Airways, will handle around 12,000 tonnes of cargo per year for the airline, which operates Airbus A321, A350 and Boeing 787 flights ex Bangkok to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
The cargo handler, which also offers full passenger and ramp services at BKK, will handle cargo for Vietnam Airlines’ five and seven passenger freighter flights per week between the two countries.
WFS said the schedule is expected to increase once quarantine rules are lifted in Thailand and Vietnam and more passenger flights are reinstated to provide additional capacity for general and perishable cargo traditionally carried on the route.
In 2021, Vietnam Airlines also chose WFS as its new cargo handling partner in Amsterdam, initially supporting the airline’s Airbus A350-900 passenger freighter aircraft flights connecting freight forwarders, importers and exporters in Amsterdam and Vietnam’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
Before the pandemic, BFS was handling over 230 flights a day for more than 60 airlines, and some 475,000 tonnes of cargo per annum in its 55,700-sqm cargo terminal at the airport.