WFS Wins Atlanta Cargo Contract

Celebrating WFS’ expansion into Atlanta are Valerie Marchand Battard, head of corporate communication at WFS; Linda Eshiwani-Nate, Sr. airport officer cargo business development at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; Elliott Paige, airport director, air service development at H-JAIA; Craig Smyth, CEO of WFS; Frank Clement, senior vice president cargo North America at WFS; and Barry Nassberg, group chief commercial officer at WFS.

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won the tender to operate Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s (H-JAIA) new Cargo Building C, a key part of the airport’s master plan to accommodate the future aviation needs of the region. WFS is taking a long-term lease on the new facility.

WFS will commence operations in Cargo Building C in late 2019 and said it will announce its launch customers shortly.

Located in the airport’s South Cargo Area, the newly constructed facility combines a 120,000 square feet warehouse and 20,000 square feet of office space and will incorporate freighter ramp handling facilities and a container bypass handling system. To support customers’ premium temperature-controlled products, it will also house 2,500 square feet of dedicated cooling facilities capable of storing 140 skids plus ULD containers for handling pharmaceuticals as well as other perishables cargoes. WFS is also commencing the process to become the first cargo handling partner in Atlanta to achieve Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification.