Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been appointed to handle SF Airlines’ new scheduled freighter services at New York’s JFK International Airport.
The Chinese airline is operating twice-weekly Boeing 747-400F flights from Hangzhou, the capital of China’s Zhejiang province, to New York. WFS expects to handle some 12,000,000 kilos each year for SF, which previously operated only ad hoc charter services on the route.
WFS now handles cargo for SF at three major US airports, including Los Angeles (LAX), Huntsville International Airport in Alabama and New York JFK. Outside of North America, the two companies also partner in Liege, Frankfurt, and Paris CDG.
SF will be served in Building 73, a 52,000-sqft facility housing a multi-tier ETV system and a connected ramp with parking for one Boeing 747 freighter. It is one of seven multi-tenant facilities operated by WFS at JFK. The cargo handler was originally appointed to handle SF’s charter flights at the New York airport back in 2019.
WFS expects to add another 350,000 square feet of cargo capacity in New York by the third quarter of 2024, which will be Building 260. The future facility will feature state-of-the-art warehouse operation and provide three more ramp parking positions for cargo aircraft with a capacity to handle more than 350,000 tonnes.