SWISS WorldCargo has awarded a 3-year cargo handling contract to WFS in Milan

 (WFS), a member of the SATS Group, has commenced a new three-year cargo handling contract with Swiss WorldCargo at Milan Malpensa Airport in Italy.

WFS expects to handle annually 2,000 tonnes of cargo in Milan Malpensa for the airfreight division of SWISS, which serves the Italian city with 28 weekly flights using narrowbody Airbus A320/321 and Embraer aircraft. Additionally, Swiss WorldCargo’s customers will continue to benefit from road feeder services connecting Milan and the Swiss city of Zurich six days a week.

Swiss WorldCargo has been a longstanding customer of WFS across its global network. At present, WFS provides cargo handling services for the airline’s airfreight division at key airport stations in North & South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Its decision to appoint WFS as its air cargo ground handling partner in Milan Malpensa was based on WFS’ modern cargo handling facilities, the size of its operation, and its ability to provide dedicated solutions for Swiss WorldCargo’s specialised high-value, care-intensive and temperature-sensitive shipments. 

“We are proud that Swiss WorldCargo has extended its air cargo ground handling partnership with WFS to Milan Malpensa. The quality of Swiss WorldCargo’s products and services is highly respected across the industry, and we value the airfreight division’s confidence in our ability to meet these high standards,” said Massimiliano Introini, WFS’ Managing Director Italy. “In support of our service offering, as well as investing in our warehouse terminal, we have implemented digitalised processes in our warehouse and will be adding extra equipment to enhance our ULD (United Load Devices) and Pharma Handling capabilities.

“We’re glad to extend our already solid collaboration with WFS to another key station of our cargo operations, Milan Malpensa. With a significant number of weekly flights and tonnes of cargo transported between Milan and Zurich, we need an air cargo ground handling partner that knows our business well and can operate to the high-quality standards that we provide our customers globally. WFS can do that,” says Christian Wyss, Head of Cargo Offering Development & Steering at Swiss International Air Lines.