Worldwide Flight Services has closed 3-year contracts with All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Tunisian airline Nouvelair, a newcomer in the cargo business, as the airlines look to expand in the UK.
ANA has signed a three-year agreement with WFS to provide offline cargo reception points at 11 regional airports, with road feeder services carrying cargo from the UK regions.
Regional airports include Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, Manchester, and Newcastle.
WFS operates over 600 trucking services a week for airline and freight forwarding customers in the UK, transporting over 50,000,000 kilos annually via connections to 18 UK airports. ANA will continue to work with its existing cargo handler at London Heathrow.
At London Gatwick, Nouvelair has chosen WFS as the cargo handling partner for its weekly passenger flights to Tunis. The airline, which operates three Airbus A320s to the UK, said it will cut down its weekly flights for the winter season with plans to expand at regional airports in 2023.