China Eastern Airlines has extended its partnership with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) with a new contract to handle Boeing 777 cargo-only flights at Liege Airport.
The new 3-year agreement will see WFS handling around 32,000 tonnes of cargo each year for the carrier. China Eastern operates up to nine B777 flights a week into the Belgian airport from Yantai Penglai International Airport (YNT) in China’s Shandong Province.
Alongside warehouse operations, WFS also provides ramp handling for the airline’s 777 services. It also handles CHina Eastern’s cargo operations and growth in Paris CDG, Frankfurt, Stockholm, and New York JFK.
“Having handled charter flights for China Eastern in Liege last summer, we are delighted to have won this opportunity to support the airline’s scheduled cargo-only services to and from Yantai. Liege is a very important and growing cargo hub for WFS in Europe, so it is especially pleasing to welcome another long-term WFS partner as a customer at the airport. We see this as a sign of China Eastern’s trust in WFS and our high reputation for handling freighters and cargo-only services. This new route for the airline also shows the resilience of the LGG freighter market and the role WFS is playing in the development of it,” said Nathan De Valck, Managing Director, WFS Belgium.